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Taunton Prep School artist’s work features in pop up exhibition in Taunton

Posted: 7th October 2021

Taunton Prep School Year 7 student Emilia Dyson from Taunton has had a selection of artwork featured as part of the Go Create Taunton Art in Isolation project in the town centre.

Eleven-year-old Emilia, who is an art scholar at Taunton Prep School, produced a stunning image for a Black Lives Matter exhibition at The Brewhouse Theatre last year, and the artwork is now being shown as part of the community project in the old Debenhams building in Taunton. More recently Emilia was asked to produce a flag for the Taunton Live/Taunton Pride Festival, which was displayed on the outside of a building in St James Street.

At Taunton School, talented children with specialisms in Academics, Sports, Art, Music, Dance, Drama and Design & Technology are able to apply for the school’s 11+ Scholarship for entry into Year 7 at the school.  Art scholars take part in a wide curriculum that nurtures their creativity. They also are able to take part in a varied co-curricular programme which includes an art scholars club for older students interested in developing their work to the next level and a Saturday morning enrichment programme. There are also competitions, trips and outdoor learning opportunities to paint and draw on location.

Poppy Phillips, Head of Art at Taunton Prep School, says, “Emilia is an outstanding young artist who demonstrates a real commitment to the arts and produces some creative, highly original outcomes. I am delighted at the recognition she has achieved within the local community for her work.”

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