Young artists are pride of academy

Holly Lightburn with her Dave White-inspired paining of her horse Danny at the Trinity Academy Art Show, Thorne

Holly Lightburn with her Dave White-inspired paining of her horse Danny at the Trinity Academy Art Show, Thorne

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Teachers at one of Doncaster’s biggest schools are hoping they have the next generation of top artists on their hands.

Dozens of pupils at Trinity Academy have been showing their work to the public in one of the school’s biggest arts events of the year.

Joe Potter with his poignant poppy photographs remembering the air crash  victims at Hatfield Moor at the art show at Trinity Academy, Thorne

Joe Potter with his poignant poppy photographs remembering the air crash victims at Hatfield Moor at the art show at Trinity Academy, Thorne

Members of the community were invited into the school to see the work pupils have produced during the year.

Joseph Radley, aged 16, based his GCSE art piece on his mum Jo, drawing a portrait of her as a baby and fitting it inside a 3 dimensional painting of her now.

She said: “I think it’s fantastic, especially considering he’d never done a portrait before. The drawing of me as a baby is a perfect likeness.”

Jennifer Teasdale, aged 17, of Hatfield, was inspired by the animal illustrations of Beatrix Potter to develop her own chiaroscuro - a contrast of light and dark.

She painted a fox for her AS level fine art.

Clark Grainger, aged 17, of Kirk Sandall, went beachcombing for his AS photography and took pictures of objects out of context on the sand including a cooking oil can and an industrial glove.

The work of contemporary British artist Dave White inspired 17-year-old Holly Lightburn’s painting of her own horse Danny, while Chelsea Holding attracted interest from potential buyers for her main A level fine art piece.

Chelsea explained: “First I looked at flesh and this moved on to the flesh of fruit. Then I looked at how fruit decays and I kept an apple for two weeks, photographing it every day to capture how it changed.

“The whole painting took a long, long time but it’s great that people have been so complimentary about it.”

Ian Brew, principal of Trinity Academy, said: “Once again our tremendous staff team have put on a superb display of our students’ work across all the creative and performing arts.”

The school also ran events to showcase the work of other talented teenagers.

Those attending the show were given the chance to see to students model fashion on the catwalk, and watch a dramatic scene from Wind in the Willows.

There was also the chance to see a dance video and listen to original music composed by students from the academy.

Photographer Joe snaps up award in memory of Megan

Young Doncaster snapper Joe Potter had plenty to celebrate at the Trinity arts show.

The A-level photography student was handed an award for his work.

He has been recognised for the standard of his pictures with the Megan Hennessey Prize for Art in the academy’s prize-giving.

His eight poppies of images of war and remembrance paid tribute to the eight crewmen who died in a plane crash on Hatfield Moor in July 1944.

The Megan Hennessey award was set up to remember 12-year-old former pupil Megan Hennessey, who died aged 12 in 2008 after a tragic road accident while she and her older sister where walking home from school.