Art Exhibitions

CONGRATULATIONS to The Runners Up in our 2018 Christmas Card Competition.

St Matthews Catholic Primary Runner Up Christmas Card Competition 2018

St Josephs Catholic Primary Christmas Card Runner Up 2018

Cottingley Village Christmas Card Runner Up 2018

St John The Evangelist Christmas Card Runner Up



Congratulations to the Winners & Runners Up of the Christmas Card Competition 2015:

Isabel Lord, Year 1 – WINNER (selected by the Lord Mayor), Wycliffe CE Primary School

Aimie Victoria Awingan,  Year 5 – WINNER (selected by the Michael Jameson, Strategic Director Children’s Services), St Cuthbert & The First Martyr’s Catholic Primary School

Logan Heap – RUNNER UP (selected by the Lord Mayor), St Francis’ Catholic Primary School

Anna Dearing – RUNNER UP (selected by Michael Jameson, Strategic Director Children’s Services), Our Lady & St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School

The last Future House Art Exhibition Open Evening was held on 18 June 2015 and attracted some 320 visitors.  The entertainment was provided by the delightful Iqra Primary Academy Dancers with their ‘Carwash’ production, which was followed by the prize giving, with awards presented by Cllr Berry and Terry Davis, Interim Director of Client Services and Children’s Services.




Winners of special awards for Summer 2015

Primary Age Range

Winner  Laiba Mahboub of Miriam Lord Primary School Year 5 for Abstract Inspired By Music

Runner Up 1 Lydia Wilby of Peel Park Primary School Year 5 for Self Portrait

Runner Up 2  Karyna Arnesano of St Francis’ Catholic Primary School Year 6 for Self Portrait

Runner Up 3  Max Fleming of Lady Lane Park School Nursery & Year 5 for Self Portrait

Secondary Age Range

Winner  Lois Brook of Titus Salt School Year 11 for  Paper cut Lion

Runners Up 1  Shamila Kaus of  Belle Vue Girls’ School Year 8 for Self Portrait

Runners Up 2  Olivia Chadwick of Titus Salt School Year 11 for Rosenquist Development

Special Joint Awards

Tracks School for Lowry Inspired work

Idle Art Studio for abstract mixed media

Iqra Primary AcademyYear 6 for Rainforest Textile

Horton Grange Primary School for ‘What is Home’ textile

Special Award

Jamie Gill of St Francis’ Catholic Primary School Year 6 for collaborating and working extremely hard on a piece of art

The last Future House Art Exhibition Open Evening took place on 10 December 2014 at 6 pm.  Artwork by the talented pupils of the District were on display and the winners of the Christmas Card Competition were awarded their prizes along with other category winners.  Shirley Manor Primary Choir beautifully performed a selection of songs about Christmas Truce 2014, a timely reminder of the seasonal message of peace and goodwill to all men.

To view a slideshow of the winners please click here

For a copy of the programme please click here

To read the T&A coverage of the evening please click here


The summer Future House Art Exhibition Open Evening took place on 19 June 2014.  350 visitors enjoyed touring the artwork (not a bad number considering the time clashed with the first England match of the World Cup!) and listening to Ryecroft Primary Academy’s ebullient choir.

For a copy of the programme please click here

For a slideshow of award winners and their work please click here

Examples of some award-winning work below


Some visitors on the night


Winter Future House Exhibiton December 2013

The previous exhibition took place on Thursday 11 December 2013. We were delighted to welcome a record 431 visitors!  Coun Ralph Berry, Executive Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said:  “This further highlights the wealth of talent and creativity we have in the district’s young people.  The exhibition is a great opportunity for pupils to share their success with their families.”

For a list of schools who displayed artwork  please click here.

Entertainment was in the form of  excellent extracts from Beauty and The Beast beautifully performed by Bradford’s new musical ensemble, Songstars!

Some feedback given by visitors to the Open Evening included:

“The art gallery summer exhibition has an absolutely wonderful range of artwork.  Creativity is truly alive and inspired in the hearts and artwork of our Bradford schoolchildren.”

“It just gets better every time we come.”


Gallery of Children’s Art

Perhaps you are already  familiar with the Gallery of Childrens’ Art in the centre of Bradford (in the former Virgin Megastore in the town centre).  We are now in the process of selecting new art work.  With this in mind  we would be grateful if you would email any works of art from your school.  Unfortunately not all work will be accepted due to space etc.  This is a great opportunity for students as several have sold pieces including a canvas collage, created by a 14yr old, purchased by a visitor from New York.   When submitting items, please add medium, size, child’s full name and age.

Please send any enquiries or digital art directly to:


If any schools have any pupil artwork, including poetry and plays, they would like to see displayed, there is an exiciting opportunity at various venues around Keighley.

Mr O’Dwyer, the lead in Project Spartacus, has secured exhibition space for schools’ artwork in Keighley Civic Centre, Central Hall, Library and Airedale Centre.

Please email if you would like to take part in this showcasing of the talents of the young people of the Bradford District.


The UKCFAE & free gallery space for you!

The UK Children’s Fine Art Exhibition site is a unique ongoing opportunity for you to show off your artistic skills free to the rest of the world. Set up your account now and upload images of your paintings, sculptures and photography for everyone to see!

This site is great for progressive schools and colleges who want a free, national platform to show off the work they’ve been producing. And it’s a great way of inspiring others to use the techniques that you’ve found to be effective and successful.

The annual UK Children’s Fine Art Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for you to produce your very best work to celebrate the rebirth of the village of Lidice (after it was obliterated by the Nazis in 1942). It provides an excellent cross curricular exploration in History, Geography, Citizenship as well as Art.

For more information about our exhibitions please email

Send us a message if you’d like to exhibit with us.