Pupils’ work in gallery show

Solargraphy work by St George's Academy students on display at Whisby Natural World Centre. EMN-150304-170952001
Solargraphy work by St George's Academy students on display at Whisby Natural World Centre. EMN-150304-170952001

An exhibition of solargraphs created by pupils from Sleaford-area schools using pin hole cameras has gone on display in the Café Gallery at Whisby Natural World Centre, near Lincoln.

North Kesteven’s art promotion team, artsNK, commissioned artist and photographer Keith James to deliver a series of school workshops to accompany his exhibition Different Suns which is showing in the main gallery.

There were pupils involved from Kesteven and Sleaford High School - Hannah Ashworth, Alex Barnes, Imogen Bentley, Jess Bird, Ellie Greenhalgh, Saffron Jackson, Cerys Wilson - plus teacher Matthew Clifford and from St George’s Academy - Rebecca Allan-Jones, Emily Arden, Harry Beresford, Ceri Davies, Millie Franklin, Georgina Harkus, George Holman-Brown, Catherine Lett, Toni Rowett, Will Smith, Sinead Swift - and teacher Carla Ferrier.

There were also students from North Kesteven School in North Hykeham.

At the first workshops students made a pinhole camera using a drinks can with light sensitive paper inside. Each can camera was placed in the school grounds to create an exposure over three months, between December and March. At the second workshop the images were revealed, scanned and digitally manipulated to bring out different moods.

Future exhibitions in 2015 will include work from Sleaford Embroiders and MosArt (a Sleaford based mosaic group). Details: 07825 048055.