Since 2010, local schools have had the opportunity to take part in the annual Centrepiece project, where students have had unique access to artworks from The Ingram Collection and used them as inspiration for their own work. This year’s artwork was 'Windmill' by Sybil Andrews who was an innovative printmaker best known for her stylised linocuts portraying daily life.

Due to the challenges of Covid-19, the project has adapted to reflect the different way we are all working now.  The online exhibition incorporates work by individual students alongside their families or as a group of students if they have been able to access school.

Students from the selected schools ranging between 3 to 11 years old, visited The Lightbox between December 2019 and March 2020 and were given unique access to ‘Windmill’.  During their visits the students looked at various materials used in artworks, explored the gallery and worked collaboratively on various creative activities inspired by ‘Windmill’.

This exhibition shows works from: Beaufort Primary School, Cobham Free School, New Haw Community Junior School, Peter Pan Nursery and Forest School and Send C. of E. Primary School.

Please click here to view this year's Centrepiece exhibition

The Lightbox would like to thank The Ingram Collection and The Arts Society Mayford for their support of this project, with particular thanks to Jan Rubin.