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Competition for a spot at a grand exhibition at the Mall Galleries, contenders include a former costume designer, a forklift truck driver and a part-time university lecturer.

39-year-old Gillian from Nottingham is a former costume designer, who uses painting and sculpture in her work with Alzheimer sufferers. After being diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she is now determined to push her art career as far as it will go. Her piece entitled A Moment in Time was created at the time of her diagnosis and treatment. Could it be her ticket to the exhibition?

Lee is a 45-year-old forklift truck driver and former gravedigger from the West Midlands. He is also a keen amateur photographer, and dreams of pursuing his hobby full-time. Could the chance to exhibit his photography in London be the break he has been waiting for?

Part-time university art lecturer, Lesley, 46, from Chester, has a busy family life raising her three sons. Unsurprisingly, her own artistic ambitions have often had to take a back seat - until now. Lesley's unique style has grown out of a popular children's toy, but what will the Hanging Committee make of her playful approach?

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Mon 18 Feb 2013 08:25

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Gillian Lee Smith

Gillian Lee Smith

Age: 39

From: Nottingham

Title: A Moment In Time (2011)

Medium: Mixed media on paper

Dimensions: 69 x 49 cm

Guide Price at exhibiton: £495

Sale Price: £650 (4 bids)


Judges' Votes

David - No

Roy - Yes

Charlotte - Yes



Lesley Halliwell

Lesley Halliwell

Age: 46

From: Chester

Title: Pick 'n Mix, 746 Minutes (2009)

Medium: Biro on paper

Guide Price at exhibition: £2400

Sale Price: Unsold (no bids)




Judges' Votes

David - Yes

Roy - Yes

Charlotte - Yes


Role Contributor
Executive Producer Damon Pattison
Executive Producer Damon Pattison
Series Producer Alison Kreps
Series Producer Alison Kreps