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Art Matters exhibition explores the power of art and creativity

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Newham students will showcase their artistic talents at ‘Art Matters’

Over 50 primary and secondary schools from Newham will be showcasing their artistic talents at ‘Art Matters’, a week-long exhibition exploring the power of art and creativity, taking place at the University of East London (UEL)'s AVA Building from 3-12 July.

The show, which represents the work of over 2,000 students in Newham and surrounding areas and is now in its 21st year, celebrates artistic endeavours across Newham’s schools and colleges. 

The event, which has also attracted sponsorship from the Education Space organisation, which offers training and consultancy services, includes work from NewVic College, Leyton Sixth Form, University of the Arts London’s Saturday Drawing Programme and the London College of Fashion innovations project.  The show will launch on 2 July (4:30 to 6:30 pm) with a private view, and will be open to the public from 3 to 12 July on weekdays between 10 am and 6 pm..

Over the course of the exhibition, more than 2,000 visitors are expected, including teachers, students, parents, gallery educators, councillors and representatives from art organisations and further education establishments. There is a full programme of workshops running throughout the show to give everyone an opportunity to learn creatively.

The exhibition offers an opportunity for pupils across the borough to showcase their work and for teachers to develop ideas, techniques and approaches in art and design..

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:30 to Friday, 12 July 2019 18:00

AVA Building, Docklands Campus

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