Arts Scholarship for Fleur Yearsley, Class of 2009

Old Waconian Fleur Yearsley (Class of 2009) has been awarded the coveted Gwen John Scholarship from the UCL (University College London) Slade School of Fine Art.
Fleur, who is currently studying a two-year Masters in Fine Art Painting, attended CHS from 2002 – 2009 before returning as the School’s Artist-in-Residence in December 2014 and April 2015. Since then she has been ‘featured artist’ twice on Saatchi Art – the world’s leading online art gallery – by Chief Curator and Director of Artist Development, Rebecca Wilson.
Fleur said:  “The first term at The Slade has been both challenging and rewarding. The Slade is a very inspiring place and the tutorial support is outstanding. I’m revelling in the course and looking forward to what the New Year holds with great anticipation”.
In November Fleur’s proposal for The Windshow exhibition at Camden People’s Theatre was selected for their 2015 ‘DRAWING’ window installation after she took part in two research weeks exploring ‘Colour’ and ‘Drawing’ at the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square.
Fleur studied at the Manchester School of Art for a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design before graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the University of Manchester in 2013.
Continuing to show her support for CHS; Fleur donated one of her pieces to the School for its Bursary Fund Art Sale and Exhibition at Manchester International Festival in May 2015.
Current CHS parent, Governor and major donor to the School Jo Squire is now the proud owner of Fleur’s piece following her Bursary Fund donation. During the festive break, Fleur visited Jo’s home to sign the painting (pictured).

Cheadle Hulme School Old Waconian and recipient of The Slade School Of Art's Gwen John Scholarship, Fleur Yearsley, signs her painting which was sold for the School's Bursary Appeal

Cheadle Hulme School parent and major donor to the School's Bursary Fund, Jo Squire, proudly displays Fleur Yearsley's painting in her home