TALENTED young artists, some of whom were among the highest performing A Level and GCSE students in the UK this summer, are to display their work in the centre of Ely throughout October.

The exhibition will showcase a variety of media including Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art, Sculpture, and Photography. Many of the students, who have studied at King’s Ely, achieved A and A* in their exams, and Kate Martin managed to gain a spectacular 100 per cent for her A2 Textile project.

The venue, a vacant shop in Market Street, in the heart of the city, was previously used for an exhibition by Ely College in the summer.

“We are very grateful to the landlord, Mr Borland, for allowing us to use his premises,” said Alison Rhodes, Director of Art at King’s. “Our students will now get a taste of professional exposure, and it is a fabulous way to celebrate their superb results.”

Former pupils of King’s Ely who have gone on to achieve success include designer and Vogue writer Rupert Sanderson, whose shoes are worn by film stars and celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Cheryl Cole and Samantha Cameron; sculptor Stephen Vince, who has created ‘Sculpture Safaris’ throughout the world; and artist Aubrey Powell, who designed the artwork on Led Zeppelin’s album, Houses of the Holy.

A private view is open to students and staff from 3.30pm until 5.30pm this evening (October 2) and runs throughout October at 13 Market Street, Ely.

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