When art and horticulture collide

A talented group of Year 9 pupils dug deep and saw their artistic talents cultivated by producing a series of sculptures inspired by the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.

In collaboration with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, pupils Zara Whyke, Oscar Culliford, Lauren Bellamy, Ryleigh Davies, Anna Steward, Megan Rigby, Caitlin Lee, Lauren Walker, Sophie Davies, Emma Howe, Georgia Hazeldine and Kate Edge were set the challenge of producing alien-like plants from an assortment of materials, ranging from wire and plaster bandage to spray paint and fabrics.

Head of Art Mr Bowland said: “It’s fantastic to see independent creative young minds work with such passion and skill, producing work of such a high calibre. The students are a role model for the Art department and highlight the great range of talent we have here at Tarporley.”

The final outcomes will be displayed in an installation inside the Royal Exchange Theatre and feature in the production which will be on show until 31st January.