Laleham Gap students to launch Turner Contemporary exhibition

Laleham Gap students will exhibit their art work

Year 11 students from Laleham Gap School in Ramsgate will be launching an exhibition at Turner Contemporary on Friday (June 15).

The launch will be a private viewing for pupils, parents and staff in The Foyle Rooms from 6pm to 7pm.

The event will include refreshments and speeches from Sean Litham, head of art for the school, and representatives from Turner Contemporary including schools officer Jennifer Scott.

The exhibition will be on public view over the weekend.

Turner Contemporary has been running the show with Laleham Gap school annually for several years. Last year an amazing 6,000 people viewed the students work.

Mr Lithman  said: “Over recent years I have got used to the pupils from Laleham Gap producing the most amazing assortment and range of well crafted and thought-provking submissions. This year certainly hasn’t disappointed. They really are a credit to the school and to the enormous progress they have made with their art.”

This year the work is again fabulously diverse with 2D and 3D. The work ranges from painting to sculpture and everything in between. There are Grayson Perry inspired pots and paintings of Ford Escorts through history!

Mr Lithman added: “It is great to work with a world class gallery like Turner Contemporary. It is great for our children to display in such an amazing and prestigious venue and I would like to thank them for the way they work with schools.”