Harold Hill on show in art exhibition

�Harold Hill’s history and famous personalities are at the centre of a new art exhibition.

Exchange Studios, in Petersfield Avenue, has just opened its second major exhibition, which showcases the work of its artist in residence, students, and its researcher in residence.

The studios are run by X Presents, an art collective made up of 12 graduates from Goldsmiths College, University of London, including Upminster’s Sarah Walters.

The new exhibition, which runs until April 30, includes the work of Fran Copeman, artist in residence, and Lizzy Rose, researcher in residence, who spent two months preparing work for the show.

Fran has produced a series of portraits of local personalities, while Lizzy has created slides of some of Havering’s most famous sites, including Hornchurch Country Park and The Golden Lion pub.

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The exhibition also features the work of foundation art students from Havering College.

Two, Charlotte Trower and Ian Price, did work experience at Exchange Studios and curated the college’s exhibition.

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Sarah said: “The local aspect is really important to us and you can see that in our second exhibition.

“Since we opened earlier this year, it’s been brilliant. There are lots of very different people coming in to see the work we are doing.”

Exchange Studios runs regular classes for people in Havering, including drawing on Saturdays and painting on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

n For more information visit www.xpresents.co.uk.

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