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Grayson Perry Invited to College Art Exhibition

Friday, May 27 2016

West Lancashire College Creative Arts students are sending an open invitation to Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry to return to the town to see their art work.

In response to the recent Channel 4 documentary ‘All Man,’ which featured Perry interviewing some residents in Skelmersdale, the talented Creative Arts students are keen to show Perry some far more positive images of young people in the town.

The idea came from art student Alex Curran-Rooke, who like many of the students was annoyed at the depiction of young people in the town as being inevitably drawn into a world of petty crime and drugs. ‘I think he should come back and see what young people here are really doing, like studying hard to become artists just like him.’ Course coordinator Gary Owens has said ‘the town has a great artistic tradition and as Grayson has shown some of his work here recently it would be great for him to come back and see what our wonderfully talented students have made. The students are very excited about the positive impact their work will have in the local community.  It’s set to be a fabulous event and it’s free of charge, we’d love to welcome as many people as possible so please do come along”

The students’ art work is on display at the West Lancashire College Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale (next to the Skelmersdale Asda superstore) during normal college weekday hours from Thursday 16th June to Tuesday June 21st and is open to the general public.

For further details on courses and training available at West Lancashire College please contact Student Services on 01695 52300 or visit www.westlancs.ac.uk

 

 

Grayson Perry

Art Exhibition

 


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