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Artistic talents go on display
THE artistic talents of serving soldiers will be on display at the Army Art Exhibition at the Young Gallery, Salisbury Library.
There will be a private viewing on November 2 when the winners of the Chemring Painting Competition will be chosen.
The public can view these amazing paintings from November 3 to 24 free of charge.
The competition, sponsored by Aspire Defence, will be judged by Lady Fellowes, wife of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, and Bryn Parry, co- founder of Help for Heroes.
First prize is £300, with a runner up prize of £150.
New this year is the Veterans Workshop Competition, open only to those personnel undergoing rehabilitation at Tedworth House, Tidworth and the Edward Stoll Centre in London.
The project is linked to an annual competition to find the Best Serving War Artist and it is hoped that following their deployments the military artists will be encouraged to develop their art and produce further work.
The competition is open to all members of the Army Arts Society and to every soldier, irrespective of rank or location.
There will also be a display of masks created by American Servicemen and Veterans during their art therapy at the National Intrepid Centre of Excellence ( NICoE).
Entries for the exhibition and competition should be handed in at the library on Monday, October 29 between 11am and 2pm. Full details can be found at armyartssociety.org.