CREATIVE youngsters from Gainsborough’s Queen Elizabeth’s High School have put their artistic flair on display at a new exhibition.
‘The Destination’ is an exhibition of the concluding phase of the first AS level art project at QEHS, and a sequel to ‘The Journey is More Important than the Destination Itself’ - an exhibition which really went down a storm at Gainsborough’s Bend In The River Art Gallery last year.
A spokesman from the art department at QEHS said that they were extremely proud of the immense talent and creativity that their students had shown.
“The AS art students have reached the destination of their first project of Year 12,” they said.
“We have been given a fantastic opportunity to showcase our work and gain experience in exhibiting by Bend In The River Gallery.”
“The exhibition, The Destination, is a conclusion to the show The Journey is More Important Than the Destination Itself which we held at BendInTheRiver in October of last year.”
They continued: “The Destination promises to boast the wide range of personality, creativity and talent that the AS art students have through a variety of different forms.”
They added: “From installations to canvas work and from photography to printing, the ideas and work produced will definitely be a credit to both QEHS and the pupils themselves.”
Running alongside the pupils’ work will be Frank Kent’s inspiring show Visual Delusions.
Bend In The River director Hilary Hammond said that the students’ work was amazing.
“This is the second show the QEHS students had held here and their work is of an extremely high quality,” she said. “They are all doing AS level art amd have been working alongside us to generally expose them to contemporary art and artists.”
“They have had the opportunity of working alongside Frank Kent who is only about 23, so they are quite close in age which is exciting for them because they’re working with someone who is trying to be an artist himself.”
Hilary added: “He has stimulated them and made them think about their work and what it might mean to make art.”
The show runs at Gainsborough’s Bend In The River Art Gallyery until Saturday 23rd April.
The show is open for viewing at the gallery from Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm.