South Tyneside College students team up with South Shields Museum for art exhibition

South Tyneside College students have been working with South Shields Museum and Art Gallery on new exhibition.

By Hayley Lovely
Monday, 28th March 2022, 1:08 pm

The museum is currently displaying a unique exhibition project inspired by artist and former South Shields student John Peace and his retrospective exhibition Tyne & Tide, which is art and design students have been learning more about.

In response to Peace’s featured landscapes, seascapes and interiors, the students created artworks of their own – depicting the places that to them symbolise ‘My Patch’.

Students have been able to display an exhibition at the museum, providing them with the opportunity to gain essential real-life work experience as exhibiting artists within a museum and gallery setting.

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Leslie Palanker-Jermyn, Assistant Learning Officer at the museum, said: “An important aspect of the project is that it provides work-based learning to give students an experience of presenting work in a professional context. As well as the artistic challenges presented to them, they have had to consider the interpretation and presentation of their work in a real exhibition setting.”

Philip Lewis Robinson, Level 2 Art and Design student, said: "This project was so interesting. I have explored unknown areas and learned a lot, not only that but my work is going to be exhibited in a gallery for the first time."

Tyne & Tide showcases around 80 works all drawn and painted throughout the North East and spanning more than six decades of Peace’s life.

Both the student exhibition My Patch and Tyne & Tide: John Peace - selected North East paintings are on display at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery until May 7, 2022.

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