Students make a meal of their art work as it goes on display at Bury St Edmunds gallery

Picture of table which has been created with food crafted from textiles and different materials by students at King edwards ' The table - created after Lucy+Jorge Orta's The Meal - was commissioned by the gallery.'Natalie Pace, Hazel Foxen
Picture of table which has been created with food crafted from textiles and different materials by students at King edwards ' The table - created after Lucy+Jorge Orta's The Meal - was commissioned by the gallery.'Natalie Pace, Hazel Foxen

Students at King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds have created a piece of art to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the town’s art gallery.

Smiths Row commissioned the year nine art and textile pupils to create a table setting based on Lucy + Jorge Orta’s The Meal.

Picture of table which has been created with food crafted from textiles and different materials by students at King edwards ' The table - created after Lucy+Jorge Orta's The Meal - was commissioned by the gallery.'Natalie Pace, Hazel Foxen

Picture of table which has been created with food crafted from textiles and different materials by students at King edwards ' The table - created after Lucy+Jorge Orta's The Meal - was commissioned by the gallery.'Natalie Pace, Hazel Foxen

The students spent six weeks making the table, which is laden with food and drink made from crochet, knitting, clay, printing,origami, fabric and card construction.

It will be on display until May 18.

Donna Marshall, deputy head of visual arts at the school, said: “The students were able to explore what ‘dining’ meant to them and created an outstanding display.

“They applied their textile skills to make table mats and wine bottles to finger knitted cupcakes and their sculptural and painting skills to create oversized food sculpture.

Picture of table which has been created with food crafted from textiles and different materials by students at King edwards ' The table - created after Lucy+Jorge Orta's The Meal - was commissioned by the gallery.'Natalie Pace, Hazel Foxen

Picture of table which has been created with food crafted from textiles and different materials by students at King edwards ' The table - created after Lucy+Jorge Orta's The Meal - was commissioned by the gallery.'Natalie Pace, Hazel Foxen

“They were focused on creating a dining experience to remember and produced original and creative pieces that demonstrated a high level of skill.”

Niki Braithwaite, director at the gallery, said: “We are thrilled that the children were so inspired by a visit to the gallery. Their table is wonderful and they have clearly put a lot of thought and work into creating the individual pieces.”