Young Artists at Valentines Mansion

The upcoming exhibition at Valentines Mansion will showcase the incredible talent of a group of young artists, some as young as 6 years of age. These gifted children have been nurtured under the guidance of an art teacher from Chigwell, Galina Rafilailova, and have produced an astounding collection of artworks, which we are proud to be displaying at Valentines Mansion.


Taking place in the Mansions’ Gallery, this 4-day exhibition will feature a variety of art forms for which the children have used a mixture of materials including paints, pastels, pencils, charcoals and more. The children applied their knowledge under the subject of “famous masters from ancient times until today”, and the results are truly breath taking. The collection also includes 3D items which will take pride of place in our Bird Room cabinets.

Their proud teacher Galina, whose art class, ArtyGalina started with just a few children, speaks highly of her young students. “The children do not cease to amaze from the beauty and diversity of styles, happy to learn new techniques which expand their aesthetic feelings.” Now the club boasts 21 young budding artists, all thrilled at the opportunity of showcasing their talent at Valentines Mansion.


Galina goes on to say, “With this exhibition I would like more people to see children’s talent and creativity, to perceive the character, emotions and sensitivity in their works. Art and children’s mind are interconnected, because both are infinite.”

Young Artists will take place at Valentines Mansion between Sunday 12 and Wednesday 15 February, 11am-3pm, Free entry. On Sunday 12 February, Valentines Mansion will re-open to the public after our winter closure – come and enjoy the exhibition, as well as Artists Open Studios and our special handmade craft fair, Made with Love, throughout the house.

Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4XA

About valentinesmansion

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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