Artists set up shop in Chichester Harbour

Emily Blackler, Jane Latawski, Molly Turner and Rachel Bromhead
Emily Blackler, Jane Latawski, Molly Turner and Rachel Bromhead
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THE natural beauty of Chichester Harbour is being used as inspiration for three undergraduate art students from the University of Chichester.

Two of the students, Emily Blackler and Rachel Bromhead, are working on a community art module.

Over the next three months they will spend time with staff from the Chichester Harbour Education Service.

They aim to develop new art-based workshops that can be used with local schools and particularly for pupils with special needs.

The third student, Molly Turner, specialises in sculpture.

Over the next few months she will set up a studio at Dell Quay, near Chichester, and work as artist in residence to Chichester Harbour Conservancy.

Ali Beckett, information officer for the conservancy, said: ‘The excellent views and tranquillity of the area will inspire her work.

‘The students have chosen to work with the Conservancy because they have a particular interest in the environment and beauty of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ‘

Jane Latawski, deputy education officer for the conservancy, is thrilled to be working with the students.

She said: ‘Art is already a key part of our education work and it will be great to have new activities developed that we can offer to schools.’