St Albans’ schools’ art at Luton Hoo Walled Garden

SECONDARY and junior school students from the St Albans district are taking part in an art exhibition at Luton Hoo Walled Garden next weekend.

Using the theme Seasons in the Garden, 80 artists from all disciplines, both local and national, will be displaying their work from next Friday, March 18, to Sunday, March 20.

It is the second time the exhibition has been held and project coordinator, Charlotte Phillips, said it would feature a wide range of work from sculpture and painting through to ceramics, 3D textiles, photography and print-making.

She went on: “I’m also really pleased by the enthusiasm of local schools. We have 14 secondary and junior schools from Harpenden, Luton, St Albans and Wheathampstead providing eco sculpture using a whole range of recycled materials.”

Local artist Karole Lang, who is closely involved in the project, added: “The enthusiasm of local schoolchildren to create something from materials that would often be thrown away has to be seen to be believed.

“Pupils at Mandeville School in St Albans, for example, told me they’d had great fun making butterflies and inventing creepie-crawlies using wire, newspaper, CDs, yoghurt pots and all sorts of other materials. One of them said the part they liked best was doing the painting – it was so messy.”