Young artists promoted

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Year 10 students Fabien, Macy, Harvey, Katie and Callum holding their artwork

Rye-based gallery and destination store Ethel Loves Me, which specialises in presenting the work of local artists and craftspeople, is celebrating the Rye Arts Festival with a showcase of work by young artists from the area. The gallery organised a call-out for artists aged 16 and under to submit work, and received a really enthusiastic response from young creatives. The shop will be giving over the main wall of the gallery to showcase the wonderful work submitted for the duration of the festival.

Budding young artists who will be showing their work include Emil Conway, 13, 10-year-old Molly Proctor from Rye, and talented pupils from year 9 and year 10 of the Bexhill Academy, whose work has been curated by Bexhill Academy’s director of the arts, Mary Watts.

Jo Dorey of Ethel Loves Me comments: “There is so much talent locally and that certainly applies to the young and up-and-coming artists too! The standard of the work we have received is terrific and we hope that as many people as possible will come and enjoy it during the course of the festival.”

Mary Watts said: “This is a really great opportunity for young local creatives to get to show their work in a professional environment. Our pupils have been really excited to take part, so thanks so much to the team at Ethel Loves Me for making this possible.”

The artwork is on display from during the festival from 10th to 26th September. For further details visit the website www.ethelloves.me.

Image Credits: Matthew Forbes-Dale .

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