Original Art by Morrigan Atherton-Forshaw (age 16)
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Read more about Morrigan's success in the 'Never Such Innocence 2018' competition, and her journey to the Guards Chapel, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey for the Armistice Service on 11/11/2018.
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Morrigan is a sixteen year old artist from Adlington, Chorley, in Lancashire, who is currently studying Art at Cardinal Newman College. She showed early signs of artistic ability when she drew an easily recognisable bird on her second birthday. Since then, Morrigan has enjoyed varied creative interests but began to get into drawing seriously in January 2017.
From this point on, Morrigan entered many art competitions, both inside and outside of school, and has won the majority. She won an international 1st World War art competition (Never Such Innocence) with ‘Behind Each Man’. She would like to continue with her art work and is looking forward to a successful career using her skills. Morrigan’s preferred mediums are pencil (Prismacolor, Faber Castell, Daler Rowney and Caran d’Ache), pen (Posca, Copic and Stylo), and pastels (Faber Castell and Daler).
She was commissioned by Horwich Heritage Centre to produce a large art work for their First World War centenary commemorations, in Autum 2018. She has also run art classes at the local Chorley Youth Zone, and has recently exhibited her art work at Horwich Music Festival and at Adlington Library.
Morrigan was invited to attend a Never Such Innocence prizegiving at the Guards Chapel, next to Buckingham Palace, then a few months later - at only 14 years old - to attend (and speak about her art at) an event at Buckingham Palace. A few days after this event, she was honoured to attend the November 2018 Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey - an event which royalty and international politicians also attended.
Morrigan also received notification in June 2019 that she was one of the winners of the Blackburn Festival of Making art competition for schools, and attended the inspirational prize-giving ceremony. She has also recently become a finalist in an anti-racism art competition. More about this later in 2019.
In November 2019, Morrigan was awarded first prize in the NASUWT equality competition.
And in September 2020, Morrigan discovered that she'd won the SAA's 'Junior Artist of the Year' award for 2020