Egypt Centre Big Draw Winners
The winners of the Egypt Centre’s ‘Fantastic Creatures’ drawing competition are Milo Harper age 4 who won the age 7 and under category and Silas Smith age 8 who won the age 8 and above category.
Milo and Silas beat off competition from over 75 entries which made the judging very difficult for Swansea University’s Sybil Crouch, Head of Cultural Services and Raymond Ciborowski, Registrar, who were very impressed with the high level of imagination shown!
Milo, who lives in Bishopston, received his prize and certificate from our judges. Silas lives in Bristol and entered the competition when he visited the Egypt Centre while he was on holiday with his grandmother during half term.
Photographs of the winning drawings by Milo and Silas.
This year’s Big Draw theme, Fantastic Creatures, was inspired by Eric Carle's The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse "I am an artist…" begins Eric Carle's vibrant tribute to the creative life. The artist who imaginatively paints the world as he sees it - a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox, a black polar bear, and a wonderful polka-dotted donkey!
All visitors to the Egypt Centre during October had an opportunity to explore the galleries (Life and Death!) to find 'Fantastic Creatures' then draw one or be inspired to design and draw their own! Drawings were judged at the end of the event and the best entry in the two categories each won a limited edition, hand-made 'Fantastic Creature!'
The Egypt Centre, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, situated at the Swansea University officially opened in 1998. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturdays 10am-4.00pm and is free to the public. The collection comprises over 4500 objects largely from the pharmacist Sir Henry Wellcome collection (1853-1936). The Egyptian material largely covers the period c.100,000 B.C. - A.D. 500 in two galleries and includes jewellery dating from the time of Tutankhamun, weapons, a mummified crocodile and much, much more. There are lots of hands on activities for children and adults alike, the most popular of which is the dummy mummy. Come and try your hand at mummification! www.swansea.ac.uk/egypt