Archibald Knox was born in the Isle of Man of Scottish parenthood. His designs were synonymous with British Art Nouveau and he is regarded as being a prominent influence in the Arts and Crafts movement. His Celtic designs and calligraphy are world famous and iconic in the Isle of Man. Today both his art work for Liberty & Co and his watercolours are highly sought after.

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Manx Heritage Foundation

AKS Annual School Art Awards

The AKS Annual School Art Awards are sponsored by Mr Douglas Barrowman, Knox House plc.

The annual Art awards are presented by the Archibald Knox Society at every level of the  Isle of Man Education system, Primary, Secondary and the Isle of Man College.

At primary level a certificate and a prize of £10 pounds is offered to the best student at Art in sixth class. The winner is decided by the class teacher and the certificate is presented to the student by a representative of the Society.

At Secondary School level two prizes of £50 each are presented to two A level students from each of the five Island secondary schools. The prizes and certificates are presented at the end of year schools Art Exhibition. The art disciplines for which prizes are presented are chosen by the school art/design teachers and may include painting, photography, textile design, and technical design and others.

Isle of Man College:

Sponsored by the Isle of Man Post Office:  The awards take place each year at the annual art exhibition. (end of June)

Three prizes of £100 pounds each are presented with certificates in the following categories.

1.                    Prize for ‘First Year National Diploma’ – overall body of work

2.                     Knox/Sayle Prize for Manx inspired art

3.                     Knox/Sayle prize for innovative work.

Galleries of winners

Society Annual School Art Awards 2010

Society Annual School Art Awards 2011

Society Annual School Art Awards 2012

Correspondence Address: The Archibald Knox Society, 36 Hutchinson Square, Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles, IM2 4HWE
Tel: +44 (0)1624 665459
Registered Charity No. 983 (Isle of Man) Registered Company Number: 118177C
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