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Academy's pioneering sculpture

by Michael Ford last modified 25 Aug, 2011 01:57 PM

Seven pupils from Sarum Academy will display collaborative sculpture as part of an outdoor exhibition in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, Salisbury, on Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June.

Academy's pioneering sculpture

Left to right: teacher Debbie Rock, Hannah Keech and Rebecca Amos with their sculptures, Roger Stephens

Salisbury City Council contacted the academy and briefed the A-Level Art students to produce sculpture relating to the park and its location.

The Academy pupils then researched themes of gothic architecture, shells, trees and water, including the work of sculptors Tony Cragg, Barbara Hepworth and Margel Hinder. They collaborated with renowned sculptor Roger Stephens.

The pupils will make a personal appearance at the exhibition on 13 June (11am-2pm) to show their sketchbooks and preparatory work, as well as answering questions and asking for constructive comments.

Academy Principal Ruth Johnson said today, “We’re thrilled that our sixth-formers’ work will be on public display. A big part of our ethos as a Church of England Academy is for our pupils to realise as much of their potential as they can.”

She added, “This is part of our commitment to our neighbourhood and our city: to enrich our surroundings. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the exhibition, and particularly to meeting the public on the 13th.”


Sarum Academy 

Further information contact
Natalie Clark, Sarum Academy Press Officer
01722 323431, 

Pupils Hannah Keech and Rebecca Amos, both 18, showed their work today, together with teacher Debbie Rock and sculptor Roger Stephens.

Roger said, "It's been challenging but brilliant. Carving is completely different to working with clay - you have to remove bits rather than add them. They've done really well."

Hannah said, "It was good experience; I've not done sculpture before. I'm doing art and design at uni, so it's helped with that."

Rebecca added with a grin, "It was great fun working with Roger. He's top dog!"

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