Train operator Southern, in conjunction with Collyer’s and the Arun Valley branch of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership today formally unveiled a stunning display of artwork by college A-level students at Horsham railway station.
Horsham station is currently undergoing a £multi-million major refurbishment and as large hoardings and fences are part and parcel of such a project, the CRP got in touch with Collyer’s to work on a project to display A-Level students’ artwork on the hoardings and fences while work at the station takes place.
20 large panels, displaying around 56 pieces of art including drawings, paintings and photography reflecting Horsham and its history will be on view overall, the first five of which were displayed at today’s unveiling.
Sarah Evans, Southern’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Partnerships Manager said: “When we were approached by the CRP with the idea of displaying the artwork at the station we jumped at it! The outside of the station has certainly been brightened up and the quality of each piece of art is outstanding.”
Collyer’s Principal, Dr Jackie Johnston was thrilled: “We are delighted to be involved in this creative project, as it provides a great opportunity for our young artists to showcase their talent. The outstanding quality of the work on show is a reflection of their fantastic ability. We are incredibly proud of our students and they are a credit to Collyer’s and our superb Art department.”
Susie McAlister, Collyer’s Head of Art and Design said: “It has been a privilege to watch our students become inspired by the poets, artists, folklore and history that has shaped this market town. Students across BTEC and A Levels in Art, Textiles and Photography worked together to create a vibrant mix of original work to amuse, inform and entertain during the station refurbishment. We hope the residents and visitors of Horsham enjoy the artwork as much as the students enjoyed creating it.”