Empty shop in Eye becomes pop-up art exhibition for Hartismere School students’ work

Hartismere School art student Libby wiuth her clay elephant. Picture: Ruth Stanley

Hartismere School art student Libby wiuth her clay elephant. Picture: Ruth Stanley - Credit: Archant

An empty shop awaiting refurbishment is being used to showcase the artwork of teenage school students.

Hartismere School art exhibition. Picture: Ruth Stanley

Hartismere School art exhibition. Picture: Ruth Stanley - Credit: Archant

The pop-up exhibition at 12 Broad Street, in Eye, is housing the work of Hartismere School's GCSE and A-Level students.

Owner of the shop, Yusuf Karakus who also runs The Pizza House in the town, gave the school permission to use the building for the rest of the year.

The gallery has already received visitors and Ruth Stanley, the school's art technician, said it was good to hear members of the public compliment the students' work.

She said: 'We have an annual summer exhibition in school, which is always well-attended. However, this has been a great opportunity for the residents of Eye and the surrounding area - who might not usually get chance to see the students work - to encounter the creative talents of a younger generation in a different setting.'


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Art teacher Caroline Aldous-Goodge coordinated and curated the exhibition with the help of the students.

Student Jack said: 'Displaying my work in our own exhibition is a real privilege. Having the opportunity to show my work in an exhibition open to the public has made me feel like a respected artist.'

For information about the exhibition opening times visit http://www.hartismere.com/

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