Students sell artwork at local exhibition
In November, GCSE and A-level arts student submitted works to sell at St Michael’s Art Gallery (SMAG) in Blackheath. The large exhibition showcased local talent with all proceeds from going to charity.
Kevin Connell, Organiser of SMAG, said, “I’m proud of the Colfe’s work as it really stood out. The school submitted 20 pieces and sold 16, which is extraordinary. Many people during the exhibit remarked on the high quality of work submitted. Overall, SMAG sold 63 pieces out of a total of 211 pieces exhibited. By all art gallery measures, this was phenomenal.”
SMAG was set up in February 2017 by a small group of local artists who had the idea to use the beautiful space of St Michael and All Angels Church, Blackheath as an art gallery. This group is now registered as a not-for profit company, and runs two exhibitions a year with the aim of raising funds for local charities as well as showcasing local talent.
Naomi Gudge, Head of Art & Design said, “It was a great opportunity to display pupil work – including photography and screen printing – in a public gallery space.”