PUPILS at two Andover schools were delighted to see their artistic designs on display at opening celebration of a new art exhibition.

Year 4 pupils from Portway and Vigo primary schools developed their creations over the past few months on inspiring trips to Harmony Woods, as well as in coding, drawing and animation workshops, were the stars of the ‘UnderEarth’ show.

The festivities at CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) in Andover saw the young artists, local families, art lovers and the leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Cllr Phil North, pile into the gallery space in St Mary’s Cemetery for a preview of the exhibition which runs until May 21.

Cllr North said: “There’s some great young artistic talent in Andover, check it out!”

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The ‘UnderEarth’ show is a multi-sensory digital art exhibition, designed and curated by local artist, Katt Grover, and showcases augmented reality, animation, creative coding and sound. The exhibition tells the story of life below the ground through the primary school pupils' digital art.

Kate said: “The UnderEarth exhibition showcases the exciting intersection of art and technology. It is the culmination of four months of work from artists, pupils, teachers, poets, musicians, ecologists, conservationists and the curious and creative people of Andover who have come together to learn and create.

“UnderEarth has been a truly collaborative project made possible by its many participants who kindly shared their enthusiasm and expertise.

“The success of the workshops with Year 4 pupils at Portway and Vigo, during which my mentee Tina and I worked alongside pupils and teachers alike, highlights how accessible digital skills have become and the work produced is inspiring and engaging, demonstrating how digital tools can serve young people’s imaginations and add real value to the curriculum.”

The show is open to the public Thursday to Saturday 11am - 4pm until May 21 at Chapel Art Studios.

For more information, contact info@chapelartsstudios.co.uk or visit: www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk.

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