Real art gallery pops up in Leeds school

Art teacher Tom Cunliffe with curators Leticia Wroe and Brad Hatton at Seacroft  Parklands Primary School's art gallery.

Art teacher Tom Cunliffe with curators Leticia Wroe and Brad Hatton at Seacroft Parklands Primary School's art gallery.

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Young curators from Parklands Primary School in Seacroft displayed 21 original pieces of art, including rare pieces such as ‘Standing Forms’, lithography by Henry Moore, ‘Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue’ by Piet Mondrian, and ‘The Sweetbowl’, by Patrick Caulfield.

Their one day only pop up art gallery allowed pupils to carefully research the art.

Teacher Tom Cunliffe said: “The pieces are from Artemis; which loans art to schools. It’s important children are given opportunities to experience fine art and broaden their knowledge, as many come from disadvantaged backgrounds we wanted this day to be extra special.”

Mr Cunliffe said that the event showed pupils the wide of variety of art lovers in our city, and highlighted the hard work the young curators had put into the event.

Special invited guests included the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor David Congreve and Nigel Richardson, the director of children’s services for Leeds City Council.