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Artwork created by a student at St Saviours School

A group exhibition of work created by local school children from across the Island, reflecting upon the heritage of the Isle of Wight and theme of ‘The Future’, is going on display at Quay Arts in Newport.

Artists Ian Whitmore and Chris Jenkins have worked with St Saviours, Queensgate, Nine Acres, St Catherine’s, The Island Free School and Barton primary schools to create work for this exhibition exploring heritage, culture and the theme of ‘The Future’.

Taking inspiration from the 4 Lift the Lid public art commissions created on the Island last year, the artists and young people invite you to consider what cultural heritage means to you and what might be left in the future for others to discover.

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The exhibition opens at Quay Art’s West Gallery on Saturday 8th February and will run until Saturday 18th April.

Lift the Lid on Island Culture is a 2 year project focused on 4 new public art commissions, with an aim to reignite a sense of pride and passion in the cultural heritage of the Isle of Wight. The project, led by the IW Cultural Education Partnership, involved schools, artists, community groups, arts and heritage organisations, with local community workshops and school sessions. The final phase, The Great Leap Forward is a celebration of the art commissions and call to explore the future of culture on the Island through the eyes of young people.

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