Exhibition launch heralded a success

A recent exhibition at Pool School Gallery was heralded a success by staff and students after scores of people attended.

Parents, community members, artists and officials from London arrived to take part in the celebration on Saturday.

The exhibition is displaying works by St Ives artists Iain Robertson and Clare Wardman.

Art in the School’s gallery

Art in the School’s gallery

Live music and freshly baked treats were put on during the event, Jonty Lees, curator, and the two artists gave a speech.

Ben Sanderson, an artist at the event, said: “There were about 30 to 40 people there. One of the students baked for the event.

“It was a really nice day and there was a good turnout.”

His friend, who works at the London Serpentine Galleries, travelled down from the capital city to be part of the event.

Mr Lees said: “We had an amazing day at the gallery on Saturday.

“The artists said they were really excited to be working with our students.

“The new exhibition looks fantastic.”

Emily Cromey, Head of Faculty for Art, PE, Music and Drama, said: “It was a lovely event. There was nice support from students, parents and community members including Ross Williams the Chief Executive of Krowji and Creative Krowji and artists from the creative industry.

“The work on display by the two St Ives artists looked fantastic.

“A big well done to the three students who helped to organise the event and brought cakes.”

Pool School Gallery is a community interest company (CIC) with a board of members including Miss Meakin, Sara Matson, Curator at Tate St Ives; Lara Read, a Pool Academy Student, and Jonty Lees, Director at Pool School Gallery.

Christiana Richardson