A group of GCSE art students from Bungay High School have made a splash in the art world following an innovative exhibition that saw their work exhibited at Halesworth’s Rifle Hall.
Inspired by the group shows of the feted Young British Artists collective which gave birth to Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, the students used their initiative to generate exposure more normally given to artists twice their age.
13 students exhibited work at Rifle Hall, curated by students curated by Bertie Gerrish, 15, of Halesworth, and Sam Saunders, 16, of Bungay. Among the exhibitors were Sophie Bell, who explored animals using mixed media, Jas Collins who took photos at Southwold beach, Till Pendered who created a dragonfly-inspired willow tipi and Lucy Delaney who created an installation using personal items.
The custodians of the Rifle Hall were so impressed with the standard of work on display that they bought a piece to commemorate the occasion. The success shows just how vibrant East Anglia’s young artists are, and promises great things for the future.