Crayons at the ready for a fusilier-inspired art competition in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Crayons at the ready for a fusilier-inspired art competition in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 25th Jul, 2023   0

THERE is just the competition for artistic young history-buffs at the Fusilier Museum in Warwick.

As part of a Fusilier Fun Day, an art competition is being launched on July 29 with the help of illustrator Chris Tipping.

Chris has created a giant backdrop dotted with examples of soldiers of the regiment from its 350 year history.

And youngsters are being invited to create their own cut-out soldiers of any period of the fusiliers to be added to the landscape.

By the end of the summer holiday, the museum hopes to have a montage of soldiers from the Sixth of Foot, Royal Warwickshire Regiment and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

Entries will then be judged, and prizes given to artists in three age categories – six and under, 11 and under and 12 and over.

John Rice, Chair of Trustees of the Museum, said: “Following the success of our February and Easter art competitions we know there are plenty of fantastic young artists out there to compete in the museum’s exciting new art challenge where there are prizes to be won.

The competition is also an opportunity to learn more about the changing nature of soldiers of the Warwickshire Regiment over the last 350 years.”

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