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.

The Lightbox and The Arts Society Mayford are once again offering local schools the opportunity to take part in the annual Centrepiece project and have their students' artwork displayed in our award winning gallery. 

Each year, we take an artwork from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art and ask students to respond creatively to its themes, subject matter or composition, to create their own art pieces for the exhibition. This year’s artwork will be 'Windmill' by Sybil Andrews who was an innovative printmaker best known for her stylised linocuts portraying daily life.

Schools within the Woking, Guildford, Surrey Heath, Runnymede and Elmbridge boroughs are invited to apply to be a part of Centrepiece. A maximum of seven schools will be selected and teachers will be invited to attend a CPD skill sharing session with staff at The Lightbox in preparation for the project. Schools will then be asked to bring one group of up to 30 students to The Lightbox to experiment with process and ideas that will then inspire them to create their own original artworks back at school in preparation for the exhibition.

Being involved in the Centrepiece project will provide endless enrichment opportunities for art and design, creative storytelling and literacy, use of materials, investigative skills and many other cross-curricular approaches. 'Windmill' 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 in The Art Fund Prize Gallery at The Lightbox, from July – August 2020 (dates TBC).

Applications for the Centrepiece 2020 are now open.

For more details or to request a physical application form, please contact Emily Watkins, Schools Programme Coordinator, at [email protected] or by phone 01483 737807. Application forms must be returned by Fri 11 October 2019, 5.00pm.

The Arts Society Mayford kindly supports Centrepiece.