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A vote that the people could decide

PUBLISHED: 12:55 07 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:08 20 February 2013

A vote that the people could decide

A vote that the people could decide

With a hung parliament seemingly inevitable at the national elections, it was left to The Lightbox in Woking on Wednesday to provide a decisive poll

With a hung parliament seemingly inevitable at the national elections, it was left to The Lightbox in Woking on Wednesdayto provide a decisive poll.


With almost 1,700 votes cast for the 2010 Surrey Open art competition, Knaphill resident David Wentworth won the Peoples Prize with his work, Caf Reflections (pictured with gallery director Marilyn Scott, winner David Wentworth and sponsors).


It was a real honour just to make it into the 60 artists selected for the exhibition and it gives me great pleasure to win the Peoples Prize, as the standard of the work in the exhibition was very high, said David, who teaches art part-time at the womens prison in Send and walks away with the 250 prize money.


In March, as the exhibition was launched, Emergency Rations, a mixed media piece composed primarily of an open sardine tin by Whiteley Village octogenarian Ann Keys, won the overall title and visitors to the Woking gallery have since been voting for the peoples prize.



  • The Surrey Open exhibition closes at The Lightbox on Sunday May 9. For more information please visit www.thelightbox.org.uk

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