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Since 2010, local schools have had the opportunity to take part in the Centrepiece project. Working with The Lightbox and Mayford DFAS, students have had unique access to sculptures from The Ingram Collection of Modern and Contemporary British Art and used them as inspiration for their own art work.

For Centrepiece 2017, schools will be invited to create original works of art inspired by ‘Feudalist’, a sculpture by Jonathan Clarke from the Ingram Collection of Modern and Contemporary British Art. Schools will be asked to bring one group of students to The Lightbox where they will be able to see ‘Feudalist’ and other art works on display, plus have a creative session in which they will be able to experiment with ideas inspired by the sculpture and make something to take back to school with them. Schools will then have until June 2017 to create their own original art work. ‘Feudalist’ is sure to inspire a wide range of work which can be in any medium, from sculpture or painting to textiles or film and anything in between. The final pieces will be displayed alongside ‘Feudalist’ in The Art Fund Prize Gallery at The Lightbox, from July to August 2017 (exact dates to be confirmed).

“We’ve had such fun doing this!” 

Children from The Hermitage School

Being involved in the Centrepiece project will provide endless enrichment opportunities for art and design, creative storytelling and literacy, use of materials, investigative skills, myths and legends and many other cross-curricular approaches.

For more details and an application form, please email or phone 01483 737812. 

Applications have now closed for 2017. Please check back next year for another chance.

Image: Centrepiece Project 2014 with West Byfleet School


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