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Scarborough School of Art Lunchtime Talk

Oils on board of sailing boats at sunset near Scarborough by Albert Strange, the first head of the Scarborough School of Art

Scarborough School of Art  – lunchtime talk at Scarborough Art Gallery, 9 March

A lunchtime talk by Yorkshire Coast College art lecturers and artists Kane Cunningham and Andy Black will look at the history and significance of the Art School in Scarborough over the last century – and the speakers are hoping that many graduates of the school will attend to create a ‘wonderful gathering’.

Andy Black said:
“We hope that many graduates of the art school will attend the talk to meet and to share memories of the school over the years. We’re aware that many people who were students in the late 50s and 60s still live in Scarborough, so this should be a wonderful gathering of people who went on to great things in education and business.”

Kane Cunningham said:
“The art school in Scarborough is a much loved department within Yorkshire Coast College; however, what people perhaps don’t know is that it was an independent art school for many years and produced thousands of students who went on to great things, including Richard Seymour, the designer of the Nokia telephone and the cordless kettle.

“The main focus of the talk will be the intention to reclaim the historic name ‘Scarborough School of Arts.’ Yorkshire Coast College intends to launch a series of events in Scarborough to help re-establish the name and to help parents and the local community understand exactly what we offer. We intend to be the ‘go-to’ place for all arts education in the region and to establish an art school which simply buzzes with excitement. The staff are delighted that the name Scarborough School of Arts is back.”

The talk will take place at Scarborough Art Gallery at 12.30pm on Wednesday 9 March; tickets cost £2, and are bookable in advance by calling the gallery on 01723 374753.

The gallery is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm, plus Bank Holidays.

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