Year 11 work to be displayed in the art gallery

Plans are underway to display Year 11’s art coursework on the walls of Pool School Art Gallery.

Natalie Ellis, Head of Art at Pool Academy, is arranging for a private viewing of the student’s work at the gallery on July 11 from 4pm until 6pm.

It will be the first time she has organised an event at the gallery for GCSE students to showcase their final pieces.

The gallery, called Pool School Gallery, has been created to put art at the centre of everyday life in the communities of Camborne, Pool, Illogan, Redruth and the Mining villages.

After its official launch later this month it is due to display works from the Cornwall School’s Art Collection which includes work and sculptures from artists including Jacob Epstein, Barbara Hepworth, Alfred Wallace and Terry Frost.

Mrs Ellis said: “The Year 11 exhibition will be a display of the students’ course work or exam work. It will be a private viewing for parents, teachers and students to come and look. 

“It is the first time I have done something like this at Pool Academy.

“I have taught the students for the last two years and it will be nice to see their work in the gallery.”

The gallery was recently given £950 of funding, thanks to Cornwall Councillor Philip Desmonde, through the Community Chest grant.

Christiana Richardson