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Hannah’s brush with fame at top gallery

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A talented art enthusiast is enjoying the distinction of having her work exhibited at a London gallery.

Featuring the best young artists in the country, two of Hannah Kelly’s canvases are on display at the National Students’ Art Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

The featured canvases called ‘Facing the Past’ and ‘Circles of Reality’ were created by former Brooksbank School student Hannah as part of her art and design coursework and were put forward for the exhibition by her teacher Ms Lumb.

Hannah, 18, said: “My teacher mentioned it briefly to me, but wasn’t sure what would happen so it was a nice surprise to find out that they would be on display.

“I found out at the end of June and I’ll hopefully get down to see the exhibition at some point.”

Hannah’s hard work has been commended by Ms Lumb, the head of art at Brooksbank, who said: “Hannah is a committed and talented student and has a natural flair for painting.”

Ms Lumb travelled down to London especially to see Hannah’s work and played a key role in persuading Hannah to work with paint, an area which she had previously not explored.

Hannah’s inspirationfor her two canvases, which were created using acrylics and mixed media, came from her love of the city of Oxford and the Bob Dylan song ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’.

Speaking about her artwork, Hannah said: “Oxford is a city I really like, with beautiful buildings and I really wanted to look at how buildings can reflect memories.

“In my second piece I wanted to incorporate my interest in politics as Blowin’ In The Wind is a political song.”

Despite Hannah’s talent for art, she hopes to study History and Politics at Manchester University, but said that art will stay part of her life as a hobby.

 

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