Art for the Heart: New Exhibition from King’s
Last month saw the opening of our latest art exhibition, a collaboration with the King’s School in Macclesfield to raise awareness and funds for charity, Hand on Heart. Hand on Heart are a UK charity who are working to fight sudden cardiac arrest in children. They use donations to fund lifesaving training, defibrillator packs and awareness-raising.
Over 50 teachers, technicians and pupils took part in the exhibition. The event showcased a stunning array of work involving painting, etching, sculpture, photography and jewellery, influenced by both classical and contemporary ideas. Pieces included classical portraiture with a modern twist from the stylish Michael Koropisz, cityscape photography from King’s Head of Art Debbie Inman, and fabulously crafted charcoal depictions of Venetian canals from A* student Emily Harker.
Rachel Richards, Senior Subject Teacher for Art at the King’s School said: “We have some 50 students studying Art at GCSE of which between 10 and 20 go on to take the subject at A level. Britain is the world leader in the creative industries with students progressing to leading roles in art and design, advertising, film and TV and a whole host of stimulating and challenging roles.” Rachel added: “It’s not just about a natural ability to draw but learning to channel your thinking and think creatively and we believe that is a vital life skill.”
The Mayor of Macclesfield, Councillor Adam Schofield, who is a professional photographer and illustrator, added: “The silk industry has given Macclesfield a wonderful creative heritage which is woven into the DNA of the town and today we have a huge number of artists and volunteers running wonderful creative projects which add so much to our community.”