The Cooper Gallery to host Gawber school art exhibition

Artwork created by the pupils of Gawber School in Barnsley will be on display in the Cooper Gallery from Friday, 10 November.

The pieces can be seen in the Sadler Room until Friday, 8 December and have been created by pupils from classes 0 to class 6

On display as part of the school’s annual Art Week pictures include paintings depicting the Great Fire of London, a superhero collage, needlecraft of the Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe and much more.

Gawber held their first Art Week in 2004 and it was led by Sally Burston and Julie Exley, who still co-ordinate the event. Started because the school believed that creative art activities are important building blocks in the development of learning skills for children, it has become a significant part of the school’s curriculum.

Through making pieces of art the children can express themselves, take risks and develop problem solving and language skills. Above all children love the opportunity to enjoy working collaboratively to produce an exhibition for all the community to share, enjoy and take pride in.

Cllr Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place said: “The Cooper Gallery supports creativity and an interest in art in our community.  The Gawber exhibition is a great way to highlight the artistic talent of the pupils from the school and display their work to a wider audience.”

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