It’s a bug’s life for art students

Exhibition of bug-themed artwork by children at Todmorden primary schools on display at Platform One Gallery
Exhibition of bug-themed artwork by children at Todmorden primary schools on display at Platform One Gallery

An exhibition of art work from Todmorden primary school children has gone on display at the Platform One Gallery at Todmorden Railway Station.

The children have been working with Todmorden High School’s Claire Sargeant, curriculum co-ordinator for art, throughout the year.

The theme for the exhibition is “It’s a bug’s life” and it has been influenced by Eric Carle’s “The Hungry Caterpillar” and other illustrations.

The gallery features clay models, textile hangings, 3D paper mache masterpieces, silk painted cushions, bowls, mono prints, paintings and oil pastels to name but a few of the techniques the young students have used and explored.

Bugs from bees, ladybirds, wasps, snails and spiders fill the gallery.

The exhibition is a celebration of the hard work of the 180 year six students and the school encourages everyone to visit to see for themselves.

Claire said: “It has been a pleasure working with all the primary schools and hope you all enjoy the exhibition.”

The exhibition will remain open until the beginning of July.

The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am until 4pm.