School pupils give exhibition a head st-art

St Edmundsbury Cathedral.  Pupils with their art heads at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. ''Pictured;  Ciaran Abrahams goes face to face with an Easter Island style art head.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Pupils with their art heads at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. ''Pictured; Ciaran Abrahams goes face to face with an Easter Island style art head.

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SCHOOL pupils gave an exhibition at St Edmundsbury Cathedral a ‘head st-art’ when they showcased their work.

The creative youngsters from schools across the county designed large scale head sculptures for the Inspire 2011 event.

The heads were created to reflect a range of emotions linked to the story of Holy Week and Easter.

Other artistic interpretations of the theme included banners and Biblical verses.

Pupils at St Louis Middle School, who created their heads during art lessons and lunchtime clubs, were inspired by the Smiths Row Gallery exhibition, Sweet, Sweet Galaxy, by the artists Pip and Pop. Their creative vision was of a utopian and invented world.

Head of art Diane Kennedy, who oversaw the project with art teacher Nichola Jackaman, said: “The pupils were very excited to work on their head each week and see the changes they had undergone with each passing class. Ideas were communicated through shared art journals and notes and ideas were passed on through visual notes.

“They were excited about expressing their view of human suffering in life and how cultures around the world dream of harmony and paradise, like the utopia in the Smiths Row installation.”

The event ended on Wednesday with a performance of dances.