Zoe's Tate gallery honour

FOR accomplished artists, exhibiting at the Tate would be the zenith of any career.But it's a highpoint already being offered to 10-year-old Zoe Johnston, a pupil at South Lee School in Bury St Edmunds, whose work will be shown at Tate Liverpool.

FOR accomplished artists, exhibiting at the Tate would be the zenith of any career.

But it's a highpoint already being offered to 10-year-old Zoe Johnston, a pupil at South Lee School in Bury St Edmunds, whose work will be shown at Tate Liverpool.

She entered a painting called Emotions Through Dreams into a national competition run by the manufacturing giant Unilever under the theme of reality and dreams.

And now the budding artist has fought off stiff competition from hundreds of other hopefuls to land the prestigious honour.


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Zoe, who is thinking of a future career as an artist, said her parents were “really pleased” when they learnt of her success, and described the chance of displaying her art at Tate Liverpool as a great opportunity.

She said: “It was part of a school project and I really like art. I like using pencils and sketching. I will probably go to Liverpool to see my work displayed.”

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Having been shortlisted for her work to go on display in the education room of Tate Liverpool, her work will now be looked over by judges where just one of the works will be chosen to represent the UK in an international exhibition at the Tate Modern in March.

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