Ava, 14, wins the popular vote at the Harris Open exhibition 2021


14-year-old digital artist Ava Jolliffe has smashed it to come out Popular Vote Winner at the Harris Art Gallery Open Competition 2021, winning from 250 artists, with 1700 votes being cast from as far afield as New Zealand! Ava is a member of Manchester Deaf Centre’s DAVE group (Deaf Active Volunteer Experience). She is registered deaf and blind. Ava grew up drawing by hand, but now makes digital versions by working up close to a zoomed-in iPad, and her pictures are then printed onto canvas for exhibition. She makes art for herself, takes commissions and hopes to design children’s books and collaborate on fashion and beyond. Congratulations Ava!


Gossip Girls, Ava's winning picture

Ava Joliffe at work


To find out more about Ava’s work, or commission some artwork or design from her:

Visit Ava's facebook page.

More information about the DAVE group

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