Fine art student from Bacup to exhibit work as part of remembrance day events (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Fine art student from Bacup to exhibit work as part of remembrance day events
A FINE art student, who found inspiration in war memorials across East Lancashire, will be lending her work to the college where she honed her talents.
Gemma Bailey, 23, from Greave, near Bacup, will have five oil canvases, and three charcoal sketches, on exhibition at Blackburn College’s University Centre.
The pieces, which focus on memorial statues in Clitheroe, Haslingden and Lancaster, will be the centre of the college’s events marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
Gemma, a former Whitworth Community High School student, who studied at the college for three years, said: “I was really honoured to be asked by the college to exhibit my work as part of the remembrance events. I explore the idea of memories of war, and the importance of honouring those who have fought in past, or present, conflicts.
“I hope when people see the pieces at the college it will inspire them to take the time to visit some of our local war memorials.”
Gemma currently works at Waterfoot Group of Doctors health centre.
Ian Clinton, principal at Blackburn College said: “Gemma’s artwork is truly amazing and will make the perfect centrepiece for our memorial events in November.
“The memorial paintings and sketches are very moving, and we will be proud to display them at the University Centre.”
Examples of Gemma’s war memorial artwork can be found on her blog by visiting www.gemma bailey.tumblr.com
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