06 Feb 2024

Pennthorpe's ‘Seasonal Spectacular’ Art Exhibition will be at John Lewis, Horsham, from 11th - 17th February.

Led by Mrs Rachel Shadlock, Head of Art & Design, this display promises a visual journey through the landscapes of the seasons, as envisioned by the young artists. Inspired by the vibrant colours, textures, lifeform and transformations that define the seasons, the installations in store will comprise of sculptures, collages and ceramics. Children from Reception through to Year 8 have contributed artwork to this extraordinary showcase. In addition, some of the older Pennthorpians have integrated their Design and Technology (DT) pieces to complement this immersive experience. Each display will be located on the first floor of John Lewis, Horsham.

Under the guidance of Mrs Shadlock and Mrs Bagdone, DT Teacher and Art Technician, the artistic vision has been meticulously nurtured, emphasising the children's individual interpretation and creativity. 

"We are thrilled to collaborate with John Lewis to bring the Seasonal Spectacular Art Exhibition to the Horsham community," said Mrs Shadlock, Head of Art & Design at Pennthorpe. "This exhibition not only showcases the immense creativity of our students but also invites viewers to experience the beauty and wonder of the seasons through the eyes of our young artists."

John Lewis, Horsham, welcomes the community to join in the celebration of this unique collaboration, offering an immersive and visually stunning experience for all visitors. Charlie South, Events & Marketing, John Lewis Horsham, says, "We are delighted to welcome Pennthorpe School into John Lewis, Horsham and to host their ‘Seasonal Spectacular’ Art Exhibition. It's a great opportunity for the children's work to be viewed by a broader audience and we hope that our customers enjoy seeing something different in store that enhances their shopping experience." 

Mr Chris Murray, Head of Pennthorpe, says, “I take immense pride in the creative accomplishments of our children, who, with the support of both Mrs Shadlock and Mrs Bagdone, have wholeheartedly embraced their artistic spirit, resulting in the creation of these remarkable installations. I'd like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to John Lewis for their support during this process and for affording us the chance to showcase the artistic talent that flourishes here at Pennthorpe”.

For more information on this news, please visit: https://www.pennthorpe.com/john-lewis-art-exhibition/.

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