This year’s Gerry Vaughan Award Winner

Congratulations to Maisie Gregory, this year’s Gerry Vaughan Award winner!

Tim Ball presents Maisie Gregory with the Gerry Vaughan Award

Every year the Festival awards a small bursary to a Sixth Form student from Anthony Gell School to help them with their transition to Higher Education. The winner is chosen by a member of the Festival’s Visual Arts Panel, and the school’s Head of Art and is usually presented by Marian Vaughan, wife of the late Gerry Vaughan – a highly respected and talented painter, teacher, lecturer and education adviser.

Huge congratulations to Maisie Gregory, the winner of this year’s Award, Festival Trustee, Tim Ball presented Maisie with the award before she headed off to the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds.

Maisie will be offered the opportunity to exhibit at next year’s Festival, so we hope we can show her work in 2022!

Take a look at some of Maisie’s work here…