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Learners Show Off their talent!

Staff and learners from the Grimsby Institute’s, Grimsby School of Art, officially opened the doors to their exhibition, Show Offs, which is being held in Freshney Place this week.

The exhibition which is open to the public from the 18th – 22nd February includes; fashion, photography, performing arts, moving image and visual arts.

Gill Alton OBE, Chief Executive Grimsby Institute, attended the first day of the exhibition and was delighted with the work on display, she said:

“I absolutely love that the art department want to showcase their work outside the college, I think it’s really important that we engage with the public and show them what we do. The work is so impressive, when you walk in to the exhibition you think wow, this is really world class.

“It’s fantastic to bring art to the centre of Grimsby and share the wonderful work taking place at the Institute with the local community. The exhibition is superb and is art at its best, it shows why this department is outstanding.”

Emma Forrest-Leigh, Associate Principal Digital & Creative Industries, has been working with her creative team to bring the exhibition to the heart of the town centre and is extremely proud of the art work and exhibits on show, she said:

“Show Offs is a wonderful opportunity for our learners to showcase and get public response to their work at this mid-way point in their course. This exhibition is important for our learners in preparing them for their final exhibition in June.

“We do some great work in the art centre and people don’t always see it, so this is a great way of getting art in the middle of the community and showing everyone what we do. We want to share and celebrate the great work taking place in our community.

“We welcome visitors to come and visit the Show Offs pop up shop to view the work and find more about what we do in the Art School. We would also like to extend an invitation to our annual end of year show on Friday 14th June.”