Postcard art carries strong creative message

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The saying: good things come in small packages, couldn’t have been more appropriate than for the GDST’s recent (7-9 October) West End art exhibition which included some star pieces from Sydenham High students.

Artists of all ages – Junior and Senior – from across the GDST were challenged to get creative on a postcard, using any medium, with the most original, imaginative and accomplished selected for display at Gallery Different in London.

The collection of nearly 1,000 exhibits included paintings, knitting, line drawings, photographs, poems, quotations, equations, embroidery, collages, recipes and origami.

With such a wide range of options available, even students not studying art were encouraged to take part.

Sydenham High Head of Art Theresa Ferrier said: “This exhibition was a really exciting and highly creative opportunity for our students and they certainly rose to the challenge with some exceptional work.”

Cheryl Giovannoni, Chief Executive of the GDST, said: “The entries were of a very high standard and I want to thank everyone involved for their enthusiasm. All our schools encourage young people to develop an appreciation of art and design early in life and I look forward to seeing more from those who exhibited in the future.”

The many visitors to the exhibition during the weekend were amazed and delighted by the quality, imagination and creativity demonstrated in the pieces, and posted their praise not on card but on a Twitter.