Brogan is up for Saatchi Gallery top art award

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Wellingborough School A-Level art student, Brogan North, has been shortlisted for the Saatchi Gallery and Sunday Telegraph Art Prize for Schools 2012.

She has been selected from more than 13,000 other students from 22 countries who also entered the competition.

The Saatchi Gallery will hold an exhibition of the 20 shortlisted works from April 16 to 23, and the winner will be announced on the opening night.

Julia Hennessy, head of art at Wellingborough School, said: “Brogan is a very talented student and the art department feels that the achievement of being shortlisted from such a vast entry means she is already a winner in the school’s eyes.

“Obviously if ultimately she won we would be elated but we are all extremely excited about attending the opening night and seeing Brogan’s work displayed in The Saatchi Gallery.”

Headmaster Garry Bowe said: “Brogan’s immense achievement in being shortlisted is testament to not only her own exceptional abilities but also to the inspiration gained from the school’s art department.”

The prize is part of the Saatchi Gallery’s education programme which is committed to introducing contemporary art to younger audiences.