Friends of Handforth Station, who recently won the Creative Partnership Award in The Cheshire Best Kept Stations competition, have launched their latest Platform for Art exhibition.
In partnership with Wilmslow High School, they are showcasing a changing display of works from the school's art loan scheme in the station ticket office.
Mrs Bennett Curriculum Team Leader Art said "We are very excited to work on yet another collaboration with the Friends of Handforth. This project has provided the art students at Wilmslow High School with a great opportunity to display their art work within the community and showcase their talent. We hope that the exhibition will raise our profile and encourage local business to consider being part of such a fantastic scheme."
Mike Bishop, Chairman of Friends of Handforth Station, said "We are delighted to welcome the latest addition to our Platform for Art and are especially impressed by the imaginative works of these emerging artists.
"All are invited too view this exhibition and the other artworks which are described on the Community Information Noticeboard. We always welcome proposals for more artworks from all in the community, especially for a major sculpture on the station forecourt which is our next art project."
Wilmslow High School's art loan scheme offers businesses the opportunity to hire students A Level work for as little as £5 per calendar month. Any money raised through the scheme will be used to part subsidise artists' workshops within school and art department educational visits, thus ensuring that the younger students benefit from the legacy of their peers.
Other artworks on display at Handforth Station include carved railway sleeper sculptures by Paul Noon, artistic flags designed by local primary schools, a Millennium artistic screen designed by Handforth Youth Club and four "Light at end of the Tunnel" local primary schools, carved and painted mushrooms by John Moreton, ceramic animals designed by Dean Oaks School and Art in a Box, "Reflection" By Christine Wilcox-Baker
if you have any suggestions for artworks to display at Handforth Station contact Mike Bishop on 01625 524123.
If you are interested in becoming involved with Wilmslow High School's art loan scheme email Claire Bennett.
Photo: (l-r) Oscar Henery, Beth Marshall, Hannah Saks, Mike Bishop and Head of Art at Wilmslow High School Claire Bennett.