Arty students prepare to exhibit their work

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Talented young artists are preparing to showcase their favourite pieces of work.

A total of 40 sixth form art students at Whitley Bay High School have each selected a piece of work for the special showcase at St Peter’s Church in Monkseaton.

The exhibition will be launched at an opening night on Friday, June 28, from 5pm to 7pm. It will then continue over Saturday and Sunday with members of the public able to view the artwork when there is no service taking place.

Aissa Tyley, art technician at the school, said: “The artwork on display is all the coursework and exam pieces by the students. They have pulled out their favourite pieces to go on display.”

The annual exhibition has proved a hit at the church over the years, with school staff hoping there will be more visitors this year as there is a celebratory event taking place at the church.

Many of the students displaying their work are now planning to study Fine Art in further education.

And the school has a history of success among its young artists, with one being shortlisted for a national award last year in London.

Aissa added: “The standard of the work is getting higher and higher and we want to show the community what the students are doing.”