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Boys’ Town Centre Art Exhibition

Friday, 01 February 2013

Stunning and colourful landscape artwork, provided by Year 6 pupils at Bolton School Boys’ Division, is currently offering a dramatic and eye-catching wall of art in the busy Upper Hall of the Market Place Shopping Centre in Bolton town centre.

The acryllic landscape paintings were created as part of the Year 6 Art curriculum in the Junior School. The boys chose an image to paint and were taught the techniques by Mr Tim Dickinson, Art, Design and Technology Coordinator. The fifty boys then produced some excellent work with scenes ranging from beaches, countryside, the sea, mountains and waterfalls. Many passers-by commented on how it was hard to believe that the paintings had been done by 10 and 11 year old boys. The exhibition will run for the whole of February.

Eleven year old Nathan Donaldson said: "Everybody has worked really hard on their painting and now it is really exciting to see our art displayed in the town centre. I hope our work will bring pleasure to the people as they are out shopping."

Rod Neasham, Centre manager at Market Place Shopping Centre said:  "We're delighted to welcome Bolton School back to Market Place for the third year running - the standard of this year’s exhibition is extremely high and we are getting some really positive feedback from shoppers.

We feel it is important to give these year 6 pupils a public platform in which to display their artwork to ensure that as many people can see and enjoy it as possible."

 

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Year 6 boys and Mr Dickinson proudly exhibit their landscape pictures

Year 6 boys and Mr Dickinson proudly exhibit their landscape pictures - click on a photo to enlarge it

There were many stunning pieces of work on show

The display brought much cheer and colour to shoppers