Published: 17 June 2014 at 16:51
Work of Anglia Ruskin’s Saturday Art Club student promotes national exhibition
Cambridge schoolboy Dave Monis is proving to be a hit with the art world, after his self-portrait was chosen to publicise an exhibition at a major London gallery.
Dave, who is a pupil at St Bede’s School in Cambridge, attends the weekly Saturday Art Club at Anglia Ruskin University’s East Road campus.
And the Year 10 student’s charcoal self-portrait was so impressive that it was selected to publicise the National Art&Design Saturday Club Summer Show currently being held at Somerset House in London, home of the world-famous Courtauld Gallery.
Over the last year approximately 1,000 14-16 year-olds have taken part in Saturday Art Clubs across the UK, and Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge School of Art is one of 33 universities and art colleges to have taken part in the scheme, which is organised by the Sorrell Foundation.
The free programme includes expert tuition at the Cambridge School of Art, a visit to London and a masterclass from the design team at Wallpaper* magazine.
The Cambridge youngsters were invited to the London headquarters of Wallpaper* magazine, where they were met by Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers and challenged to design a cover for the magazine.
The pupils were then presented with a copy of this month’s Wallpaper* magazine with their individual design printed on the cover. Further details of their visit can be found here http://www.wallpaper.com/design/wallpaper-workshop-the-national-art-design-saturday-club-visits-our-london-hq-ahead-of-its-summer-show-at-somerset-house/7527
Sorrel Hershberg of the Sorrell Foundation said: