Thursday, 29 September 2011
Surface Gallery and West Bridgford School united to organise a creative exhibition celebrating the work of their Year 7 - Year 13 students, coordinated by Nikki Hart, Head of Art.
This was a great opportunity for the students to experience how a gallery is ran and to find out how exhibitions are setup.
The private view was a busy night with 150 proud parents and students visiting the gallery to view the work.
In particular the crowds gravitated to an ode to Pudsey Bear, which consisted of a bear with gold-coloured pins attached to it - not the safest of toys but a really eye-catching piece.
A varied mix of media including photography, acrylic paintings and sculptures, were closely guarded by a group of chickens made out of recycled materials by a Year 7 Students.
Comments from visitors:
'This is such a great opportunity for the students to show their work in a different setting!"
'I hope exhibitions like this continue, giving other schools the opportunity to showcase their students artwork'.
The West Bridgford School exhibition will run until Friday 30th September, 12 - 6pm