Talented pupils in the frame with artwork

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ARTISTIC pupils have been displayed their talents for shoppers to enjoy and observe.

Higher Education fine art students from the Creative Studios, based a Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College in North Shields, held a private viewing for their family and friends at the former X-Catalogue shop in the Park View Shopping Centre, Whitley Bay.

Artwork from other students was then on display to the general public at the same event.

Art teacher Dr John O’Rourke said: “The art work showcased during all of the exhibition sessions has been of a very high standard; the students put all of their creative talent to the test and produced some amazing pieces or art.

“The venue provided an excellent back drop to the featured displays. We hope to be able to continue with exhibitions such as these in the future.”

Julia Gould, McKibbin, managing agents for the centre, said: “The owners of Park View Shopping Centre are delighted to be able to give something back into the local community.

“We are very pleased with the display by the students, which is of a high standard and certainly brightens up the entrance to the shopping centre.”