Talented students display their work at museum art exhibition

Talented students display their work at museum art exhibition

6th May 2014


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

Original art by 40 past and present students of Trinity Academy, Thorne, has gone on display at a six week exhibition at the Doncaster Museum Art Gallery.

The show features work by GCSE, AS and A level students in fine art, textiles, bookmaking, mixed media, watercolours, sculpture, drawing and photography.

Head of art and design at Trinity Academy Laura Howlett said: “We were very excited to be approached by the curator of Doncaster Museum Art Gallery who asked if we would like to use the museum’s exhibition space to display our students’ work.

“It’s wonderful to be able to show the incredible artistic talent that we have within our academy to a much wider audience and we are extremely pleased that our former, as well as current students, have been given such a boost for their work.” 

Dozens of family, friends, teachers and students turned up for the official opening of the exhibition at the museum on Chequer Road, Doncaster.

Former art A level student Ellie Harvey, 18, of Dunscroft, who is now studying an animal management course at Doncaster College, said: “It’s amazing to have my work on public view.

“My art work was always influenced by animals and the canvas I have on display here is one I painted of my own two horses for my A level exams. After the exhibition closes Trinity have asked if they can display it in the academy which is really nice.

“I still do art works on a commission basis through my Face book page but I really want to open my own animal grooming business in the future.”

A number of ex-students exhibiting their work have continued their passion for art after leaving Trinity including Chelsea Holding, 19, of Thorne, who is studying fine art at Sheffield University, and Callum Thompson, 18, of Thorne, who has started his own portrait business at www.facebook.com/artbycallumthompson.

“This is my first exhibition in a public gallery,” said Callum.

“It was an honour to be asked to represent the academy and I hope it will help springboard my career as an artist.”

Former student Joe Radley, 17, of Doncaster, is using his art to help him fund an expedition to work with orphans in Ghana.

“I need to raise £3,000 for the trip so I’m hoping people will commission me to do their portraits so I can add to my fundraising total.

“I’m also holding a 50s event and other fundraising projects in the Quirky Cow Café, Finchale Road, Thorne, where anyone can contact me if they want to help me reach my target.”

The exhibition of students work will be on display at Doncaster Museum Gallery situated on Chequer Road until May 31. The gallery space is open Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm, Saturdays 10.30am-4.15pm and is closed on Sundays.

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