Artists put themselves in the frame

Artists put themselves in the frame

26th July 2013


TALENTED young artists have put themselves in the frame with a public exhibition of their work.

Twenty post 16 pupils from Northallerton College displayed a variety of original artworks in a two day show at the Town Hall.

The exhibition featured work by AS and A level students: Amy Craven, Millie Thurland, Ruth Chapman, Jasper Weeks, Joseph Wood, Lois Ancell, Shannon Burton, Hayley Stephenson, Chelsea Cowton, Joe Blades, Kaylen Koetzee, Rebecca Shaw, Courtney Ellis, Adam Donlon, Beth Keen, Sally Hughlock, Esther Thorniley-Walker, James Chapman and Bethany Dollimore.

Over 30 pieces work were on display including fine art, watercolours, sculpture, drawing and photography.

Hayley Stephenson, 18, of Morton-on-Swale, who created three rabbit sculptures, said: “Having an exhibition like this is a great opportunity to bring our art work out of college and into a place where it can be seen by a much wider audience.

“The Town Hall is right at the heart of Northallerton and a place where a lot of people come, so it is the ideal venue to showcase what we can do.”

All the art on display from the AS level pupils will feed into their year 13 work as the students prepare for their A level studies next year.

Ruth Chapman, 17, of Northallerton said: “Art has always been my favourite subject and I’m hoping to go on and study fashion at university after my A levels.

“I specialised in photography, using David Bailey as my inspiration, and it’s been really good to see the publics’ reaction to my work,”

Shannon Burton, 17, of Northallerton who is hoping to take a foundation degree in art at Cleveland College of Art and Design, after finishing her studies added: “The art course at Northallerton College has really helped me to decide to continue my art studies after my final exams.

Viewing the exhibition retired couple Clive and Patricia Kirby, from Teesside, were extremely impressed with the student work.

“We came for a day out in Northallerton and saw the sign for the art exhibition outside the Town Hall,” said Mr Kirby.

“I’m a keen amateur artist myself so really appreciate the work and effort that the students have gone to.

“There is some lovely artwork in here with incredible depth, vision and field.

“I especially liked the painting of the bird by Amy Craven and the horse’s head by Beth Keen.

“We’re really glad that we called in today it’s just a pity that the art work wasn’t for sale.”

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