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1 March 2017

King's Celebrates the Official Opening of its Silvermead Art Studio

On Saturday 25 February King’s College welcomed artist Michael Brennand-Wood as he officially opened the new art facility, the Silvermead Art Studio – an open, light and modern addition to our existing facilities.

Friends, parents, alumni, pupils and staff joined together to celebrate, as the much-anticipated secret postcard exhibition opened, with everyone keen to purchase their favourite pieces of art.

Also in attendance at the opening was our benefactor, (a past pupil of the school who generously funded the project), as well as the Mayor of Taunton Deane, Vivienne Stock-Williams. During the opening ceremony our Chaplain, Father Mark, blessed the building in typical King’s style with the liberal sprinkling of water.

The evening before, Michael, an internationally renowned visual artist, delivered an inspiring public lecture. He also worked with our pupils, encouraging and challenging them to think about art in new ways in a hands-on workshop. Michael’s work can be seen in major public, corporate and private collections worldwide. His latest work has been inspired by floral images, using acrylics, wood, glass and computerised machine embroidery.

The sale of the ‘secret’ postcards generated £680 that will be used to support the charitable work of the Royal West Academy (RWA).

Commenting on the opening of this new studio, Head of Art Clare Schmidt said: “This was a wonderful evening, celebrating not only the fantastic new facility we have but also the diversity of work that our pupils create.”

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