LETTER: Congratulations to Spalding artists who featured in London exhibition

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LAST week whilst visiting London I went to The Mall Galleries in The Mall to view the National Students’ Art Exhibition.

Held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists its intention is to feature the best young artists in the country alongside a few paintings by some fine professional artists.

More than 280 items from 92 schools, colleges and academies had been selected to be hung and I was pleasantly surprised to find two entries from Spalding Grammar School and four from Spalding High School on show, two of which were depicted in colour in the excellent catalogue costing £1.

Congratulations are certainly in order to all six entrants together with their art teachers. Keep up the good work.

Without any bias on my part I particularly liked Ellen Salmon’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party entitled ‘Social and Political Issues’.

To anyone interested in art, The Mall Galleries is always worth a visit as most weeks there is an exhibition of work from different art societies or, occasionally, individual artists.

Usually more than 250 paintings are to be seen and the entrance fee (a few exhibitions are free) a very reasonable £2.50 (£1.50 concessions).

RALPH SKEEF

Alexandra Road

Spalding