Local students step into the spotlight at City Space

City Space, Saturday 10 January until Sunday 8 February 2009

Young talent is the theme of the latest exhibition in City Space at Winchester Discovery Centre.

Opening on 10 January, an exhibition called Triptych will showcase the best work by students from Peter Symonds College, Winchester College and St Swithun’s School.

The exhibition forms part of a multi-site visual arts festival which began in 2004 with the intention of allowing students to organize their own collaborative projects.

The festival is designed to encourage links between the three educational institutions and allow students to interact with professional artists.

Sher Kent, museum services manager for Winchester City Council which manages the exhibition gallery, said:

“This festival has really helped to raise awareness of the quality of artwork produced by sixth form students in Winchester. I am very pleased that City Space has joined the list of venues this year for this exciting event. The students have taken their inspiration from a variety of sources such as the paintings of Francis Bacon, the commercial and industrial use of our coastline, and commercial packaging. This is an event not to be missed.”

Artwork will also be exhibited at other Winchester spaces, including The View, The Angelus Gallery, The Link Gallery, Café Monde and the Slug & Lettuce.

Triptych in City Space opens on Saturday 10 January until Sunday 8 February. Admission is free.

Opening times: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm,  Saturday 10am – 5pm,  Sunday 11am – 4pm