School art goes on display at Jerwood over the weekend

The Jerwood Gallery has attracted new artists and exhibitions according to The Culture Trip
The Jerwood Gallery has attracted new artists and exhibitions according to The Culture Trip

Around 1,000 pieces of artwork by local school pupils will be on display at the Jerwood Gallery this weekend to coincide with the Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival.

The exhibition is part of a joint project between schools in Hastings, the Education Futures Trust, Hastings Borough Council and Jerwood Gallery.

Every year 6 student in the town who left their primary school this summer completed a piece of work that they took with them to their new secondary school earlier this month.

The work involved English, maths and art, and was on the theme of ‘Journeys’. Hastings Borough Council worked in partnership with the Education Futures Trust to employ local artist, Ed Boxall, to work in every primary school in Hastings.

Cllr Kim Forward, deputy leader of Hastings Borough Council and lead member for marketing, said: “We have been pleased to support this project as part of our ‘Famously Hastings’ initiative. Last year the students produced some fantastic pieces of work, and we were pleased to be able to show everyone, nearly 1,000 in all, at our last Seafood and Wine Festival.

“This year’s work has been quite brilliant too.

“All of the work has been bound into massive books, and I am very pleased indeed that it will be on display at Jerwood Gallery over the Seafood and Wine during the weekend of September 19 and 20.”

Liz Gilmore, Director of Jerwood Gallery, said : “We are committed to working with young people.”

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