Arundel Museum was delighted to welcome Lord Arundel to open the 2017 Summer Exhibition on Sunday evening. In front of a large audience of Student Artists, very proud families and teachers, Lord Arundel congratulated the students on their inspirational artworks and then cut the ribbon inviting the visitors into the Jubilee Gallery to view this outstanding exhibition.
Lord Arundel chatted to almost every student asking them to describe their artworks in detail enquiring whether they were pieces for their GCSEs or A levels. Many of the students are going on to study Fine Art or Design or Graphics at University.
Summer Exhibition 2017 artworks are created by students aged 15 -18 years all of whom who attend local secondary schools.
The participating schools are: Bishop Luffa CE School, Chichester High School, Christ’s Hospital, Felpham Community College, Lancing College, The Littlehampton Academy, The Regis Academy, Slindon College, St. Philip Howard Catholic High School.
The pressure of end of year examinations and external moderation has not deterred the teachers from promoting their students’ work and all were keen to be part of this unique show. The individually chosen 80 GCSE and A level examination pieces that form the exhibition have been selected from more than 500 artworks.
The exhibition in the Jubilee Gallery at the Museum runs from 7th – 28th August will also be part of Arundel Festival and Arundel Art Trail which takes place during the exhibition period and is open every day from 10 – 4pm.
Malcolm Farquharson, Museum Trustee, said ‘This is our third Summer Exhibition, and we are delighted to showcase the outstanding work of young talented artists from our area. It was a pleasure to meet some of the students and chat to their proud parents’.
A registered charity the independent Arundel Museum recently won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and it is fast gaining a great reputation for its diverse programme of exhibitions, talks, community projects and events. The Museum is situated opposite the Arundel Castle entrance. Learn more www.arundelmuseum.org or telephone 01903 885866