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Artwork by Year 4 pupils at Cheveley Primary School goes on display at Cambridge museum

Artwork created by Year 4 pupils at Cheveley Primary School has been on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum, in Cambridge.

The exhibition features work by children from Cambridgeshire schools which took part in last year’s Inspire Art project, when youngsters were invited to study the museum’s painting Cupid and Psyche by the 15th century Italian artist Jacopo del Sellaio and find out more about the story behind it.

They were encouraged to look deeply and thoughtfully at objects and images in the painting and to use their own imaginations, working alone or in pairs with a wide range of art mediums, to produce their own response to del Sellaio’s masterpiece.

Cheveley school art winners (26623779)
Cheveley school art winners (26623779)

The Cheveley pupils came up with a wide range of pieces including large works of chalk on brick, sketches, paintings, drawings and sculptures which can be seen at the Fitzwilliam until March 22.

For one of them, 10-year-old Matilda Malagueira-Cockman, there was extra recognition with a quote used as the introduction to the project in the Inspire Art programme and as part of the display inside the museum.

Matilda said: “Going to the Fitzwilliam really inspired me that art isn’t just a thing. It’s emotion – it shows how the painter feels and that museums are magical places. It gives people the chance to experience history and to make memories.”

Headteacher Stacey Kendall said she was looking forward to the whole school taking part in more art projects with the museum.

“We are very proud of the children’s hard work and the recognition of this by the museum,” she added.

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