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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Students get artwork displayed (News piece for The Herald)

Words originally for Plymouth's daily newspaper The Herald, completed on a week of work experience in December, published on December 16

STUDENTS from Torpoint Community College have had their artwork exhibited at Mount Edgcumbe House.

The sculpture ‘Big Fish, Little Fish’ was designed and constructed by students from Torpoint Community College and local primary schools - with the help of Diarmund Byron-O’Conner, a professional artist from London, and Adam Butcher, a teacher at Torpoint’s London partner school Chestnut Grove.

The pair travelled down on a number of occasions to assist with the production, which spent a week at Mount Edgcumbe house and which will shortly be moved to be proudly displayed at the school canteen.

‘Big Fish, Little Fish’ features a shoal of smaller fish made from recycled metals such as tins and spoons donated by local recycling centres swimming away from a large metal shark and helps to show how items that are usually destined for landfill can be transformed into pieces of art.

The artwork is all part of the Collaborative Sculpture project, which the school hope will continue for a number of years.

With future pieces the school plan on working around the school’s humanities status as well as Torpoint’s heritage - hoping to involve members of the community and local artists and craftsmen.

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