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Six Dawn House School Students artwork chosen for national exhibition

Six students from Dawn House School have had their art work chosen for display in The Mall Galleries, London as part of the 11th Annual National Students’ Art Exhibition.

The six students work was submitted by the school for consideration by Dover Federation judges on the 24th June 2013 following moderation for their GCSE qualification. The judges selected all the work to be displayed in this year’s exhibition. Pieces were chosen from a large collection of accomplished pieces by this year’s Year 11 students.

Works chosen included: a three colour lino print of a tiger by Hannah Jackson; a painting entitled ‘The Chase’ by Declan ward; a painting by Campbell Porteous called ‘Motocross; a mixed media piece called ‘Rock and Metal’ by Joseph Kirk; a sculpture of a dog’s head entitled ‘Good Boy’ by Paul Hill and a 3D picture by Thomas Hitchen entitled ‘Caged Heroes’.

The six students will attend the launch event on Tuesday 9th July with their families and school staff.

Angela Child, Dawn House School Principal, said: “We are all so thrilled at this fantastic achievement by our young people. For our pupils, who may struggle with verbal or written communication, art is a fantastic outlet to express their thoughts and feelings. And as being chosen for a national exhibition shows, they produce incredibly high standards of work.”

Thomas aged 16 said: “I’m shocked that it’s going to be shown in front of lots of people, but it makes it feel a lot more special”.

Joe aged 16 said: “I’m happy that it’s a good response and people like it”.

Admission to the event is free. The exhibition is on at the Mall Galleries, London from Tuesday 9th to Sat 13th July 2013 from 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day).