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Article by Sarah Hamilton-Walker | 18th September 2018

Beacon School, Crowborough, Has Talent

Crowborough art students set new standards with summer show.

Young students from the Beacon Academy Art and Technology Department celebrated the creative talents of all year groups with a spectacular visual arts summer exhibition entitled Fragments.

Students, staff, families, guests and local dignitaries, including the Mayor of Crowborough, Councillor Greg Rose, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Martyn Garrett, and Crowborough Town Councillor Alan Penney, attended the exhibition in the Academy’s state-of-the-art modern and light-filled Creative Learning Centre, which provided the ideal setting to showcase a dazzling array of artworks produced by the students throughout the year, across a variety of disciplines.

Featured work included paintings, sketchbooks, prints, textiles, light boxes, graphics and photography. Year 8 work included a project titled Cultural Diversity featuring the iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, which featured a stunning large collaborative portrait painting of the artist in the middle of the space, surrounded by a collection of unique memory boxes created by students.

Visitors were invited to view the exhibited work and array of art sketchbooks and leave comments on luggage tags to hang from a tree that will be on show permanently in the Academy’s Art and Technology building.

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