Wolverhampton Grammar School art

Sixth from student wins the rise young artist of the year prize 2019

Congratulations to Sixth Form student Ellie Denton who has won one of the most prestigious art prize competitions.

Rise Art discovers the next big names around the world in the contemporary art scene.

Submissions to their annual Art Prize have been made from artists around the globe, with finalists being selected from the UK, Europe, Africa & the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.

Ellie was shortlisted and has won the Young UK Artist of the Year. Her work is being exhibited in London for an awards ceremony in February.

Artists were asked to demonstrate creative excellence, original ideas and exceptional technical skill. We agree that Ellie has successfully succeeded in all of those categories.

Pictured, Ellie’s winning entry.