Crowds attended the launch of a new student art show last weekend at the Rye Art Gallery, High Street, Rye. The show, entitled ‘14,709 miles travelled to here’, showcases the work of local and international GCSE and A Level Art students from Buckswood School, Guestling.
Hailing from every corner of the globe, the exhibition comprises of a mix of visual arts, including photography, painting, textiles, sculpture and 3D modelling.
The international influences are apparent with pieces such as a photographic social documentary of African villages, a Dutch study of European architecture and Chinese 3D illustration. Head of visual art, Clare Pasieka, said: “The collection of pieces on display feature a diverse range of cultural influences in fine art, sculpture and photographic form. Art allows our scholars to express themselves freely and the international mix of students at Buckswood always adds a fascinating dimension to the art that is produced.”
Art gallery director, Michael Miller, said: “The show looks terrific and we have received some very complimentary remarks about the high standard of work and the way it is all presented. It is a pleasure being able to host this wonderful exhibition.”
Buckswood headteacher, Mark Redsell, said: “We are proud to be able to give our scholars the opportunity to display their work at Rye Art Gallery alongside some world renown artists. Many thanks to all the staff at Rye Art Gallery for making the opening a huge success and we hope that visitors to the Gallery enjoy the work.”
The show will run until May 4.