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Majesty ~ A Community Artwork for the Queen's Jubilee

Queen's Jubilee crest with picture of Joanna May outside her gallery

Thank your to thos who joined us for this wonderful FREE community event to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee...
Thursday 2nd – 4th June | 11am

 

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Local children from Wansdyke, Southbroom, and Trinity schools will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by working with renowned local artist, Joanna May, over the Jubilee period.

The parish of St John with St Mary in Devizes has partnered with Joanna and historian David Evans to put an exhibition entitled ‘Majesty’.

This is brilliant initiative and we are looking forward to it SO much!

Shirley Urwin, who is helping organise the exhibition, says:

"The children will hear about Devizes’ historic links with the monarchy through story-telling, then Joanna will help them make paintings and drawings of story or person that resonated most with them. Joanna will then create a mosaic of the children’s drawings as part of a huge exhibition board, based upon her painting “Majesty”, which depicts Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Crown.

We hope they will benefit from the opportunity to work creatively with a well-known artist and be involved in a unique project marking a memorable event in their lives.

The pupils will benefit from one-on-one time with a professional artist completely cost free. All three schools are state-funded, and both Trinity CofE and Southbroom receive higher than the national average Pupil Premium funding. This is about bringing art to everyone in our community.

This is part of a programme of activities that will secure the future of St Mary's Church as a vibrant and viable multi-use venue for the community of Devizes and further afield. It will raise awareness and engagement in the town of the plans to make St Mary’s available for the community as a vibrant arts space, accessible to all."