MRS Strudwick’s Enrichment Group at King’s Ely Acremont have been focusing on ‘Community Links’ and the children have made these wonderful clay models for the fast-approaching ‘Community Clay’ installation at Ely’s Babylon Gallery!
The mini exhibition is being held as part of ‘Somewhere in Ely’ – an exciting arts project launched in the city earlier this year with the support of Babylon Arts, Ely Markets and Ely College. Artists, makers and creators from across the country were invited to propose ideas for fun and unexpected things to happen in the city.
There were over 70 proposals offering performances, sculpture, installations, activities and events. There were three commissions of £1,800 available, two of which were chosen by Ely residents through a public vote.
One of the commissions was that of Louise Beale, a ceramic artist based in Ely, whose vision was to create an installation of hundreds of ceramic sculptures that represent Ely.
Our Acremont children have made some lovely clay models of things special to Ely, including Ely Cathedral, the Canon on Palace Green, eels and even the ice cream van usually found down on the Riverside.
The children’s work – and clay models made by others for the exhibition – will be on show from October 16th to November 15th. The Gallery, located on Waterside, is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12-4pm and admission is free.
Visit www.babylonarts.org.uk for more information.