Pupils' artwork to go on display at train station
PUBLISHED: 14:25 17 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:19 17 January 2019
Sudbury's train station is to host an art exhibition featuring work from talented pupils from a nearby school.
Students from Thomas Gainsborough School, in Great Cornard, have been working with the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership and Greater Anglia on the project.
Artwork from the children, aged 11-13, will go in display later this month and will feature photography around the theme of ‘Patterns in Nature’ on large poster boards and all along the fence at the station entrance.
Lucy Nichol, lead practitioner of art at Thomas Gainsborough School, said: “I thought that with the railway station being directly opposite the meadows that focusing our photography on ‘Patterns in Nature’ would be really appropriate.
“As a platinum level Artsmark school we are full committed to the arts. Within my role I actively seek to create partnerships within our community to enable students to create, celebrate and exhibit work.”
Jayne Sumner, Essex and South Suffolk community rail officer, said: “I’ve been really impressed by the quality of the students’ work and I’m delighted that, working with Greater Anglia, we have been able to transform Sudbury station into a gallery of their work.
“The station is the ideal place as the art will be seen by plenty of people and builds positive links between the community, school and station.”
Jonathan Denby, Greater Anglia’s head of corporate affairs, said: “We are very grateful to the Thomas Gainsborough School and the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership for all their hard work, which will create a lovely welcome for passengers at Sudbury station.”