School’s Virtual Art Gallery attracts over a thousand visitors in two days

Disappointed that her A level and GCSE students were unable to hold their usual end-of-year show, Harriet Barber, Head of Art at the Royal Hospital School, Suffolk, decided to create a Virtual Art Gallery.

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23rd June 2020 — With over 200 pieces of work that need to be photographed and uploaded, it was no small undertaking and took over 20 hours to complete. However, over the weekend alone, the galleries welcomed over a thousand visitors between them since opening on Friday.

Commenting on the success, Mrs. Barber said: “Our GCSE and A level students have worked so hard these past two years to produce an impressive body of work, I did not want Covid-19 to rob them of their chance to shine. RHS has its own fantastic exhibition space, the Atrium Gallery, where pupil’s work would normally be put on show at the end of the year, with family and friends invited to come along. We normally expect between 40 and 50 visitors, so we are overwhelmed by the response to our 3D gallery.”

The galleries will remain open until the end of July, so anyone is welcome to enjoy the work of the pupils.

The A level gallery can be viewed by visiting:

The GCSE gallery can be viewed by visiting:

About The Royal Hospital School

Not only is the Royal Hospital School one of the few remaining schools in the United Kingdom to offer full seven-day-a-week boarding, it nurtures academic excellence and provides an unrivalled choice of extra-curricular activities and opportunity. Every pupil has the chance to pursue a huge range of interests, to discover new passions and develop values that will last for life.

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