Local artists from Post Primary schools in Magherafelt, have created their own pieces of art, inspired by a variety of different subjects, movements and styles. This diverse range of art work is currently on display in the Bridewell, Magherafelt in an exhibition launched last week, and is available for the public to view.
Speaking at the exhibition launch, Deputy Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Mark Glasgow said:
“The pupils involved have produced some amazing pieces of art! This is a great opportunity to showcase the artistic talents young people in our district have, and to showcase the artists themselves by displaying their work in a public exhibition space. I hope this will encourage other young aspiring artists to follow suit.”
The six schools involved in the exhibition are St. Pius X College, Magherafelt High School, Rainey Endowed School, St Mary’s Grammar School, Kilronan Special School and Sperrin Integrated College. Mrs Diamond teacher from St Pius X College commented on the new exhibition:
“We are very excited to be involved in this exhibition. This show celebrates the creative and innovative work of pupils in the field of Art and Design spanning all schools in Magherafelt. It encompasses both traditional and contemporary work from a variety of disciplines, including Photography, Fine Art, Architecture, Fashion, Sculpture and Illustration. This impressive and wide ranging display will undoubtedly inspire the current generation of pupils in the Magherafelt Learning Partnership and broaden the horizons of all those interested in pursuing a career in the arts.”
The exhibition is on display in the Bridewell throughout the month of March, during normal opening hours. Admission is free.