Arty pupils are taking over town’s gallery

Danum School Technology College A level students have an exhibiton of art work on display at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. Our picture shows  Jessica Herbert (left), aged 18, with her artwork (left) and Miranda Cooper, also aged 18, with her work (top, right).
Danum School Technology College A level students have an exhibiton of art work on display at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. Our picture shows Jessica Herbert (left), aged 18, with her artwork (left) and Miranda Cooper, also aged 18, with her work (top, right).
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YOUNGSTERS have achieved a first for their Doncaster school - by taking over Doncaster’s main public art gallery.

The work of young artists at Danum School is lining the walls of Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, the first time the school has moved its pupils work out of its Intake site and into the Chequer Road site.

The showcase of A-level pupils’ work includes digital and film photography, graphic design, and fine art with some large-scale oil paintings.

Head of art Simon Devenport said: “We have some very talented young people in Doncaster and this is a great opportunity to celebrate some of their fantastic work.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students. We are always very proud of our young artists and it is fantastic that their work can be viewed by a wider audience.”

Past pupils at Danum have gone on to study at some of the country’s most prestigious art schools, including Central St Martins in London - the school of many famous artists and designers including Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North.

Danum art teacher Rebecca Moss said there were about 60 art students’ work on show includind some large scale paintings on canvas.

She said: “There is some bold use of colour and some really alternative approaches to portraiture. There is one with really fluorescent colours which makes it look really contemporary.

“The work is outstanding. They’ve really pushed the boat out and that’s why we’re having the show Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. It’s a first for us, and we’ve never done it before and it is so the wider public can see it.

“We think it’s a really good opportunity for people to see what goes on in schools and maybe change people’s opinions of what art is and can be.”

The show will run until Saturday July 16. Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is open from 10am until 5pm Monday to Saturday.