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Artist Chris Gollon Paints 'Noah's Ark' With Children at Nyewood CE Junior School (posted 10 July 2015)

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Artist Chris Gollon Paints 'Noah's Ark' with Children at Nyewood CE Junior School

Nyewood School project with artist Chris Gollon
Nyewood School project with artist Chris Gollon

On Thursday 9th July 2015 accomplished British artist Chris Gollon, whose exhibition 'Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible' is currently on display at Chichester Cathedral, visited Nyewood CE Junior School in Bognor Regis, to work with the children in creating an extraordinary painting.  Together, the artist and children painted Noah's Wife and all the two by two animals.  Gollon worked with twenty children from years three to five to create the canvas which will be exhibited in the Cathedral during the summer holidays before being donated to the school.

The project got underway on Tuesday 7th July when an excited group of children from Nyewood CE Junior School visited the Cathedral.  Following a lively introduction from the Chancellor, the Reverend Canon Dr Anthony Cane, where they learnt more about their theme ' Noah's Ark', they were led on a safari 'quiz' around the Cathedral looking for animals.  They ended with a visit to the Chris Gollon exhibition 'Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible' and the opportunity to sketch their favourite paintings.  When Chris visited Nyewood CE Junior School on 9th July he did so with a large canvas, measuring 121cm x 91cm, and lots of paint!

The completed canvas has been taken back to Gollon's studio for framing and will be brought to the Cathedral on Monday 27th July to be displayed with Gollon's current exhibition, which finishes on 16th August.  The children will be able to view their painting at the Cathedral during the summer holidays before it is presented back to the school in the Autumn term.  Chris Gollon is happy to donate his artwork to Nyewood School.

Nyewood School were able to take advantage of this opportunity with Chris Gollon because they are a member of the Chichester Cathedral School Friends.  To find out more about the School Friends please click here.

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