Talented Tadcaster art students all set to illuminate Aberford exhibition once again

AN end of year exhibition of artwork by sixth form students at Tadcaster Grammar School will once again take place at Aberford Interiors.

Year 12 and 13 students from Tadcaster Grammar School have been invited by the owner John Long to showcase their work for the second year running.

“I am delighted to welcome back these talented youngsters from Tadcaster,” said Mr Long. “This year their exhibition will include some fantastic clay heads, as well as portraiture work and the standard is once again extremely high. In particular, I am pleased to welcome Jennifer Leach, who has already set her sights on making a name for herself,” he added.

Jennifer has been accepted to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London for three years. She will follow the Design Realisation Pathway which is about making and painting the scenery and props which have been designed by a professional set designer. This is one of only six places available at the Guildhall and Jennifer is very excited at the prospect of studying and living in London.

“The interview at the Guildhall was very intense,” said Jennifer. I had to attend a panel interview and take part in a group activity to present my own work and then watch a performance and evaluate it. I am looking forward to the challenge of living in the Big City and learning everything I can at the Guildhall.”

Jennifer has her sights firmly set and knows exactly where she wants to be in four years’ time. “I would like to be a freelance scenic artist at the end of it, painting sets somewhere like Disney World in Florida. I owe my career path so far to the art department at Tadcaster Grammar School,” stressed Jennifer. “The teachers have been very supportive. They have allowed me to choose which direction to take, but always been there to help and guide me throughout my years at the school.”

“Jennifer has been a perfect role model for other students at Tadcaster Grammar School,” said Acting Head of Art, Emma Lattimore. “She is such a talented young lady and I am absolutely delighted for her that she has gained a place at the Guildhall. I know that she will succeed in whatever career path she takes and would like to wish her well in the future,” concluded Mrs Lattimore.

l The exhibition of artwork, aptly entitled Art @ Aberford, will be on display from July 4 to 10, with a preview evening on the 4th by private invitation only.

For further information please contact the school on 01937 833466, or John Long at Aberford Interiors on 0113 2813209.