Talented artists from Lincoln school display work at special exhibition

Work from artists who hail from the same school in a village near Lincoln will be on show at an exhibition in the city.

The collection at the Sam Scorer gallery is the work of freelance artists, recently left and current students from William Farr C of E Academy in Welton.

Work exhibited includes paintings, textile based sculpture, experimental fashion, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, digital printing and felt work.

Among the artists showing their work will be:

  • Freelance artists – Sally Lidgett, Rebecca Boulter, Rebekah Lockley, Caroline Woodward, Katie Wood, James Sutton, Hannah Van Bergen and Rachel Olin, an Art Technician at the school.
  • Students that left last year – Emily Bridgwood, Alex Hilton, Allicia Pritchard and Amy Tillery
  • Students in their final year – Megan Burton, Sophie Dolling, Hannah Jones, Laura Marshall, Eleanor Mason, Tomilola Rhoda Ola-Said, Eleanor Price, Marguerite Sherry and Daniel Valentine

This is the second year current and former William Farr pupils have staged an exhibition at the Drury Lane gallery.

Last year the school organised a show of photographic work at the gallery called William Farr Photography: Past and Present 2003-2014.

All of the artwork at this year’s event, which runs from July 21 to August 2, will be available for sale.

Work, such as this from Katie, will be on display at the Sam Scorer gallery until August 2

Work, such as this from Katie, will be on display at the Sam Scorer gallery until August 2

One of the freelance artists whose work will be on display is 21-year-old jewellery maker Katie Wood, a final year student at Nottingham Trent University.

She said: “It’s fantastic to be able to show my work alongside the many talented artists that have, and still are, emerging from William Farr.

“It says a lot about the school that it has nurtured so much talent over the last few years and I’m honoured to be included in the exhibition.”

Headteacher Andy Stones added: “It’s really exciting to see such a wealth of talent on show and to know it has all been inspired while at the school makes it particularly special.

“We work hard to ignite, nurture and feed the creative spirit at William Farr and the fact that this is the second year we have run an exhibition of this quality shows our efforts are making a difference.”