Barnsley College students display original artwork at Cannon Hall

Barnsley Museums and Barnsley College have been working in collaboration on a project that celebrates women in art.

Using The Cooper Gallery’s latest exhibition ‘Artists and Adventurers; Women Who Dared to Create’, which brings together paintings, ceramics, and glass by great women artists, as inspiration, a group of college students aged between 16 and 18 were tasked to create their own masterpiece.

By looking at women’s role as artists both today and in the past, the students used the topic to develop their own research into female artists and then create a final piece of art work along the same theme.

Eleven of the final pieces were chosen for display at Cannon Hall Museum where they can be seen throughout December. They will be placed amongst the works, which make up the Cracking Ceramics! exhibition. 

The pieces were chosen based on their messages about women in art and society.

Cllr Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place said: “The students from Barnsley College have invested a great deal of time and effort in creating impressive pieces of artwork and have been passionate about the subject matter.  It is important that people are given the opportunity to see the pieces and Cannon Hall is a perfect backdrop to display the excellent work that has been produced.”

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