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9th Dec, 2021

Artistic Kingsley pupils ring changes at Leamington's smallest gallery

ARTISTIC pupils at The Kingsley School are ringing the changes as the first to make use of Leamington’s smallest gallery.

The traditional red telephone box, which sits next to Christchurch Gardens at the top of the Parade, has been given a new lease of life as ‘The Art Box’, in a project led by the Friends of Christchurch Gardens.

During the summer pupils from nearby Kingsley used it to showcase their lockdown photography project – one of a number of lockdown initiatives by the school to keep the Kingsley community ‘together’ and provide pupils with a creative outlet.

And now pupils have unveiled oil pastel works inspired by the colourful paintings of American artist Jim Musil.

They can be enjoyed by passers-by until the end of the month, before the exhibition space is passed over to pupils at Milverton Primary School.

Kingsley’s Head of Art Ed Lax said: “The art department is always looking for new and interesting ways to celebrate students’ talents, so when the Friends of Christchurch Gardens approached us earlier this year we were thrilled.

“The photographs and art have created a real talking point within the community, and students have enjoyed sharing their work with members of the public.”

 

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