The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole partnered with Poole High School to celebrate the artistic talents of its GCSE and A-Level students.
In a first-time partnership with Poole High School, the Dolphin Shopping Centre opened a temporary art exhibition displaying GCSE artwork.
Created by the students, included textile and product design, prints, paintings, ceramics and photography, the exhibition was manned by Poole High sixth formers, who were responsible for welcoming guests and answering questions about the art.
The Dolphin Shopping Centre will host a private viewing of the artwork on Saturday July 8 from 1pm to 3pm, especially for family and friends of the Poole High artists to celebrate their hard work.
John Grinnell, centre manager at the Dolphin, commented: “We’ve had an overwhelming response to the student art exhibition; it’s been so well received by members of the public. Shoppers were really drawn to the exhibition because of the diverse range of artwork on view.
“Teaming up with Poole High has enabled us to show our support to young local artists and hopefully we’ve given them the confidence they need to continue to develop their artistic talents. We work hard to develop our relationships with local schools and look forward to bringing more art exhibitions to the centre in the future.”
Mel Bennett, art teacher at Poole High School, added: “It gave the GCSE and A-Level students a real sense of achievement having their work on show at the Dolphin. We’re so grateful to the shopping centre for providing us with a space to showcase our talented students’ work.”
For further information on events at the Dolphin Shopping Centre, visit www.dolphinshoppingcentre.co.uk.
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