Artwork by St Gregory’s students to be displayed in a major new TW art exhibition

Artwork by St Gregory’s students to be displayed in a major new TW art exhibition

Students from St Gregory’s Catholic Comprehensive School have collaborated with award-winning contemporary artist Rosamund Farmer to produce a collection of drawings to be featured in a major new art exhibition at the Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery.

Twenty-one young artists from Years 8 and 9 participated in the exciting art project, which enabled them to be mentored by Farmer, whose acclaimed drawings of homes and public spaces such as museums reflect how inhabitants relate to space.

The aim of the initiative was for students to produce individual, creative and high quality pieces of artwork exploring the theme ‘The Environment’.

Head Teacher Stephen Adamson said: “It is a fantastic opportunity for some of our young people to work with a professional artist and to display and develop their talents. I would encourage everyone to pay a visit to the exhibition, I’m sure they will be impressed by what they can view there.”

Over the course of four days the students created imaginative sculptural environments from which they produced a series of observational drawings in chalk and charcoal. These were then developed into some superb individual paintings on canvas. Three very large paintings were also worked on collaboratively.

The free exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 10March and runs until Saturday 5 May 2012.

Funding for the £2,000 project was provided by the Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery as part of its Community Curators outreach artist- in- residence programme.