VIDEO: Pride of city as A-level artworks on show in Millennium Gallery

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Sheffield A-level students have been showing off their artistic talents at a special exhibition in the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield.

The show, which is the first exhibition to take place in the new Cadman Gallery at the Millennium, features work by A-level students from schools all over the city.

Other art on show has been created by special school students, children on the Children’s Hospital cancer ward and orphans from Zimbabwe.

Visitors included city artist Joe Scarborough.

Another exhibition of work has been running alongside it at the John Lewis store in the city centre.

The show, which has been organised by the Rotary Club of Abbeydale and the Shefdfield branch of the Decorative and Fine Arts Society, is part of a year-long series of events featuring city schools art.

Some of the works have already won awards, including portraits of their mums painted by Silverdale students Arian Chetty and Yetta Saidi, that have been exhibited in the Mall Galleries in London.

They were honoured by the Royal Society of British Artists in successive years. Their work was submitted by Sheffield DFAS.

One eye-catching piece is by Zack Moudnan Duffin, who has built a model of Sheffield city centre using staples for all of the buildings.

He is going to Leeds University to study engineering and automotive design.

Another former Silverdale student, Helen Jones, has just finished an art foundation year at Chesterfield College and is about to study art and design at Brighton University.

Her evocative portraits of young people in developing countries were inspired by her experiences in Costa Rica, where she went on a school trip.

Jenny Cotton of Sheffield DFAS said: “Forty-two of these works were going forward to the Royal Society of British Artists, so we thought they were worthy of their home town knowing about it.”

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