Festival opportunity for young artists

Artist offers students from Burgess Hill School for Girls his seafront gallery to exhibit their work during the Brighton Festival

Local wildlife artist Simon Royer was so impressed when he saw artwork by Burgess Hill School pupils that he offered them his Brighton seafront gallery to exhibit their work during the Brighton Festival.

Having seen examples of the artwork produced by the school, the local artist described the work as “very impressive… I had to check the work was produced by school children when I first saw it and I am happy to give them the opportunity to get their work more widely seen.”

Over the bank holiday weekend and the one that followed, the students’ work was on display on the Lower Promenade, next to the Palace Pier. 

Head of Art, Monica Carruthers, said: “We are very proud of the creativity of our students and it was a pleasure to see others enjoy the feelgood factor of seeing what these young artists have achieved.”

Over 200 people signed the visitors’ book. Comments included: “very talented young people, excellent work”… “amazing! Very talented, a pleasure to stop by and see such great artwork”… “I wish I had this type of opportunity in my day”… “what a fantastic display of talent.”


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