Mural unveiled at Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds following collaborative project

An eye-catching mural has been unnveiled at Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds following a spe

An eye-catching mural has been unnveiled at Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds following a special project. Picture: GOODERHAM PR - Credit: Archant

An eye-catching mural has been unveiled in a Bury St Edmunds secondary school following a project with the town’s arts society.

An eye-catching mural has been unnveiled at Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds following a spe

An eye-catching mural has been unnveiled at Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds following a special project. Picture: GOODERHAM PR - Credit: Archant

Sybil Andrews Academy helped celebrate Arts Society Bury St Edmunds’ golden jubilee with the special project – which saw an artist work closely with students.

Mixed media landscape artist Alfie Carpenter spent two weeks with pupils creating the mural, based around the theme ‘Our View’ and it was unveiled in a ceremony in the school’s main hall.

Another piece of work to hang at Sybil Andrews was also produced by Mr Carpenter.

Mary Payne, responsible for young arts co-ordination within The Arts Society Bury St Edmunds, said: “We are all thrilled at the success of this collaboration and the final pieces of work are simply stunning.


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“We wanted to do something special to celebrate our 50th anniversary and we wanted to do something to encourage an interest in arts among young people, as this is one of our primary objectives.

“We were delighted to work with the school – which was an outstanding choice given the international fame of the artist Sybil Andrews.”

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Hannah Nield, head of art at Sybil Andrews, said: “This was an amazing opportunity for our young students to work closely, and learn from, a respected and hugely talented artist.

“Alfie couldn’t have been more accommodating with his time and energy and both the mural, and his own work, are testimony to the success of the project.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported the artist in residency and especially the Arts Society Bury St Edmunds for allowing us to play a part in their milestone anniversary.”

Mrs Payne also thanked local companies Denny Bros and Jewson for supporting the project with donations.

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