Dawn House School students art work exhibited in The National Mall Galleries, London
Last week, two Year 11 students from Dawn House School had their work chosen to display in The Mall Galleries, London as part of the 10th Annual National Students Art Exhibition. The special school run by I CAN is for children aged 5 to 19 years with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
Six students work were chosen by Dawn House School for submission to the event organisers to consider them for exhibition. The event organisers informed the school that all pieces were ‘highly commended’. Two students work were chosen for exhibition at the national Mall Galleries. The students, Anthony and Thomas, were invited to the opening ceremony on 10th July with guests in London to see their work, ‘Futuristic’ and ‘Gangster Pop’ on display.
Angela Child, Dawn House School principal said, “The standard of art work produced this year by year 11 students at Dawn House School was absolutely fantastic. We are thrilled that all our six students work was highly commended and that two pieces were chosen for the exhibition. We are also excited to hear that a private buyer has approached the gallery and would like to purchase Thomas’s piece for his private collection! We are all very proud of Anthony and Thomas for being part of this prestigious event.”
Susan Walker, Dawn House School Art Coordinator, accompanied Anthony to the exhibition with his mother and grandmother. She commented, “Anthony was very excited that his work was being exhibited and said that his work looked good on the wall. He was happy that his mum and nan were able to see his work and is very proud of his own achievements.”
Thomas, on hearing a buyer was interested in his work said, “I’m shocked, but yes, that’s really good!”