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Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Year 11 to 13 students from Bolton School Boys' and Girls' Division have been showing their art work at the Best of Bolton Schools’ Art and Design Showcase, hosted by the University of Bolton.
The exhibition, now in its sixth year, is a collaboration between schools in Bolton and the University. It was held in the Innovation Factory of the School of Arts, Media and Education at the University, and featured the best work from pupils from Secondary Schools across the Borough. Head of Fine Art at Bolton University, Alan Buckingham, opened the exhibition describing it as a fantastic show with a stunning array of art on display. The exhibition is sponsored by The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) who provided sponsorship for prizes which were presented at the private view evening. Bolton School Year 13 pupil Charlotte Leigh won the Best Fine Art prize. The Mayor of Bolton, who attended the event as a judge along with the NADFAS sponsors, said he was amazed by the talent on show.
Head of Art in the Girls' Division, Miss Fazackerly, has been involved in organising the event for several years, along with the Fine Art department at Bolton University. She said:"This year is the biggest and best so far with more exhibitors than ever. It is fantastic for schools to be able to meet to share their work and encourage each other.”
The Bolton School's Art and Design Showcase is open to the public 10am to 4pm until 5th July, at the Innovation Factory Fine Art Studio on the University Campus.
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