Manor House gallery inspires Bury students’ collaborative art

As part of the VIEW exhibition of paintings being held at the Manor House, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmun

As part of the VIEW exhibition of paintings being held at the Manor House, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds during April, children from local schools are creating 4 large canvasses. The year 8 children from Howard Middle schools will visit the exhibition at the Manor House and then work on the canvasses at the Discovery Centre at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Children from two Bury St Edmunds schools are creating four canvass artworks, inspired by a one-off gallery at Manor House.

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Pupils from Howard Middle and St Louis Catholic Middle schools visited the exhibition yesterday, before starting their own artwork at the Discovery Centre, in St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

They took their inspiration from Bury artist Mary Beale, whose paintings form a major part of the Manor House exhibition.

The paintings are made up of dozens of squares, allocated to each child.

“It is a privilege to bring together local schools and this prestigious event in the town,” said Helen Woodroffe, children’s education officer at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

“The children will be creating their own artistic legacy of this event, which we hope they will find inspiring.”

Each school will keep one of the canvasses as a memento of the event.