Friday, 19 August 2022

Sale of ‘secret’ art to mark building opening

SHIPLAKE College is inviting entries for an exhibition to mark the opening of its new art department.

The department will be part of the new John Turner building, which will be officially opened on September 18.

The college has launched a “secret postcard” exhibition and has contacted galleries and invited entries from artists in the area.

The anonymous artwork will then be displayed at the official opening and every entry will be sold.

Several local celebrities and well-known artists have pledged to enter but their identities will only be revealed after all the postcards have been bought, so the buyers may find they have a piece of art worth much more than they paid for it. The new building will also house the college’s music department and will have two ensemble classrooms, seven practice rooms and a recording studio.

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