IN­SPIR­ING ART

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A LON­DON art gallery is en­joy­ing the dar­ling buds of May – thanks to a Che­sham stu­dent.

May Saleh, 56, was se­lected from 351 en­tries to dis­play her art­work, a paint­ing of a flower, at Mor­ley Gallery.

This was part of the ‘In­spired by…’ com­pe­ti­tion open to adult learn­ers across the UK.

May has been at­tend­ing draw­ing and paint­ing classes at Che­sham Adult Learn­ing Cen­tre.

In­terim Head of Buck­ing­hamshire Adult Learn­ing Zena Sut­cliffe said: “She did not win the com­pe­ti­tion as such but be­ing asked to ex­hibit your work at the gallery is a great achieve­ment. We are very proud that one of our learn­ers has been cho­sen for this hon­our.”

May said: “This is my first ever art com­pe­ti­tion and I was de­lighted to be se­lected.” Her tu­tor Mary Pomeroy said: “May is very tal­ented and works at her ideas. She is very good at shar­ing and en­cour­ag­ing oth­ers, as well as be­ing a joy to have in the class.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion at Mor­ley Gallery runs un­til Fri­day (June 17) and brings together new works of art, craft and dig­i­tal media cre­ated by adult learn­ers from across the UK, in­spired by the col­lec­tions of the Victoria and Al­bert Mu­seum.

All the works on dis­play were cho­sen by an es­teemed panel of V&A cu­ra­tors, who also se­lected 13 works for prizes.

En­try to the gallery is free. For more in­for­ma­tion on cour­ses run by Buck­ing­hamshire Adult Learn­ing visit www. adultlearn­ing­bcc.ac.uk or phone 01296 382 403.

se­lected: May Saleh, from Che­sham, and her tu­tor Mary Pomeroy. Be­low, one of Mary’s works

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