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Sybil Andrews Academy, Bury St Edmunds, launches art project with a difference




A Bury St Edmunds secondary school launched an art exhibition with a difference by hiding student’s work in the local community.

Sybil Andrews Academy is taking part in ‘Free Art Friday’, a worldwide art movement that sees artwork placed in the street for any member of the public to enjoy and take home.

As part of the scheme, the school’s students’ artwork has been hidden on the Moreton Hall estate with new ‘owners’ speaking of their delight at coming across the hidden pieces.

Students Lillie Allen and Lily Shore with art teacher Lizzy Pearson. Picture: Gooderham PR.
Students Lillie Allen and Lily Shore with art teacher Lizzy Pearson. Picture: Gooderham PR.

Caroline Adams, communications assistant, came up with the idea for the project after running a similarly successful one in Lavenham.

“Sybil Andrews Academy has always been very proud of the high standard of artwork produced by students," Caroline said.

“As it has been impossible to hold an art exhibition in school, I thought this was a great way of bringing amazing artwork to our local community.

Sybil Andrews Academy school. Picture: Google. (47182982)
Sybil Andrews Academy school. Picture: Google. (47182982)

“It also brings some much-needed and unexpected joy to anyone who finds the artwork.”

Students' work, as well as local artists who have been involved, has been hidden at The Coffee House, Tesco and Christ Church Moreton Hall.

Art teacher Lizzy Pearson said students got really involved in the project.

"They love the idea of their work being hidden in the community and we have had good feedback from students, parents and people who have found the artwork," she said.

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