Young London Artist Awards held at Sydenham School

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YOUNG artists got a brush with fame at a series of awards handed out at Sydenham School.

News Shopper: George Booth-Cole (17) – East Dulwich, Southwark YLA Runner Up - £25 prize  (East Dulwich): Skateboard documentary film

Winners at the Young London Artist Awards were picked from a list of 82 teenage painters, sculptors and photographers from Sydenham and Forest Hill combined sixth form.

News Shopper: Emily Fidell – YLA People’s Choice (£25) – Sydenham (18) – mixed-media including film, poster-art and performance. (Also selected for possible exhibition and sale by Agatha Zielinska-Hryn through her Forest Hill Gallery, DoopoDoopo)

Overall winner Lottie Kilraine, 17, bagged £100 for her documentary about two dancers from Trinity Laban Centre in Deptford.

News Shopper: Victoria North (17) - Sydenham: Created mugshots of Cleudo characters, self-portraits of herself as the model for each of the characters.

She said: "This was my first attempt at a documentary. 

"I am hoping to have a career in film-making and this was an experiment.

"I wanted to show how much goes into their performances which might otherwise appear quite effortless and ephemeral - when in fact the opposite is true." 

George Booth-Cole, 17, was runner-up for his skateboard documentary, including footage of the Barbican Centre.

Emily Fidell, 18, received the people's choice award while 17-year-old Leon Wood's lopped film has been selected for a possible screening at Forest Hill gallery Doopo Doopo.

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