Three in a row for Bethany School

The Kent school’s art department is celebrating as its pupils’ work is selected for exhibition at a Margate gallery

For the third consecutive year, art students from Bethany School near Goudhurst are to see their work exhibited at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate.

Piers Muiry, who left Bethany School this summer, won this year’s silver award at the John Downton Exhibition for Schools hosted at Maidstone Town Hall, which saw 38 schools submit 332 pictures. Muiry will have his A-level oil painting of his grandfather displayed in January 2015.

Two years ago A-level photographer Joe Reddy, who won the gold award for his image ‘Hand, I’, was exhibited, and last year Reddy’s sister Ciara had her GCSE art examination acrylic piece ‘Piercing Gaze’ shown.

Head of art, Peter Norgrove said: “The quality of artwork coming out of the department gets stronger every year and is a testament to the creativity of pupils throughout the school.”

Headmaster Francie Healy added: “We have exceptional artists at Bethany, who combine their talent with hard work and the drive to achieve excellent results. I am delighted that their work has been recognised by the prestigious Turner Gallery. Let’s make it four years in a row!”

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