RBA NADFAS Scholars 2017

The collaboration between NADFAS and the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) came about following a pilot project in East Anglia in 2009.

This year NADFAS Societies submitted 284 images from 73 schools of original student work including paintings, ceramics and sculpture. The challenge was for the RBA Council members to pick a number of pieces which combined the highest levels of skill, expression and draughtsmanship. 

The students - RBA Scholars -  will have their selected works shown at a Rising Stars exhibition in February, then at the RBA's annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries from 21 March to 1 April where the work will be displayed alongside that of professional artists.  The students who have had their work selected are listed below.

Main picture right: Aspects of Light by Natalie Holdys, of Presdales School    

Beds & Herts:

East Herts DFAS - Presdales School Natalie Holdys, Aspects of Light

East Anglia:

Granta DFAS -  Hills Road 6th Form College,  Zoe Dawes,  Still Life 1

Ipswich DFAS - Ipswich School, Indigo Price, Muse on Lilac

Norwich DFAS - Wymondham High Academy, Megan Elliott, Norwich Cathedral

East Midlands:

Stamford DFAS -   Bourne Academy, Jane McNulty, Wooden Spoon


Saffron Walden DFAS - Walden School, Douglas Whall, Childhood Memories 

North East:

Hambleton DFAS - Northallerton School, Anna Ridings, Untitled and Ripon Grammar School, Emma Beaumont, Gare du Nord 

Sheffield DFAS –  Sheffield High School,  Olivia Moorhouse,  Portrait and Lily Fletcher Innocence               

North West:

Fylde DFAS - AKS Lytham Independent School, Ella Morris,  World Issues: Elephant, and Eleanor Wood,  Abstract Brass Musical Instrument Bowl

Wilmslow DFAS- Wilmslow High School,  Eleanor Prime, James


Highland DFAS - Culloden Academy,  Robert McCormack, Anxious Mind  

South West:

Sidmouth DFAS - The King's School, Ottery St Mary, Will Copley, Laura

Truro DFAS - Truro College,  Aislinn Dunne,  Gulls

                     Truro College, Gabriella Cornes, Perfect

                     Truro College,  Holly Eustice, Lost 

Truro DFAS - Truro School,  Patrick Thomas, Self Portrait


West Sussex - Farlington School,  Jacqueline Zhang, Seated Figure


Dorset County- Thomas Hardye School, Charlie Pike , Self Portrait

West Surrey:

Mayford DFAS - Woking College, Katie Denham,  Self Portrait



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