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Cottesloe School art installation



As you know, we have lent our support to a project by Year 10 GCSE art students at Cottesloe School in Wing (led by head of Art, Clare Bye) to create an art mural/installation based heavily on iconic images of Friars Aylesbury.

This mural was unveiled in Friars Square shopping centre on Thursday September 23rd 2010 by none other than David Stopps and was covered by BBC Oxford, Bucks TV, The Bucks Herald, Mix 96 and the Friars website.

There was a shortlist of four pieces of art and number four was voted the winner by members of Friars Aylesbury and the general public.

To say we are enormously proud and honoured is an understatement and a huge tribute as well to Clare and her students for a magnificent piece of work.

All photos: Mike O'Connor except where noted.

Here is the Bucks TV footage of the Cottesloe students putting this all together (along with an interview with David Stopps)

Here is the BBC Oxford footage


Bucks TV patiently waiting......

Likewise the BBC

Friars founding fathers Adrian Roach and David Stopps

Friars founding fathers Robin Pike and Adrian Roach

The Town Centre manager, Diana Fawcett, makes a speech and invites David Stopps to unveil the installation

David Stopps making a speech

David Stopps and one of the Cottesloe pupils unveil the artwork

Some of the Cottesloe students ready to make their own presentations of a replica of the artwork

The Town Centre manager receives one of the commemorative framed pieces of art.

David Stopps received another

and so did your webmaster

Photo: David Stopps

Very proud pupils getting a close up of their artwork.

David Stopps interviewed by BBC TV

Cottesloe Head of Art, Clare Bye, without whom this would not have happened

Proud pupils with David Stopps



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