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Local college student has work featured alongside masters

A college art student is to have his work hung in a private collection alongside works by Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst and other surrealist artists.

A-level fine art student Edward Patton, from Lewes 6th Form College, had his work featured at the first Farley’s Yard Awards held at the Gardner Arts Centre in Brighton on Saturday 16th September. He won the overall Surrealist Award for his large painting influenced by Chuck Close and Marcel Duchamp.

The awards are the initiative of “The Farley’s Yard Trust” which is working with the legacy of Farley’s Farm and has been specifically designed to support and encourage the visual arts in local education.

Lewes 6th Form is part of Sussex Downs College, which has campuses in Lewes, Eastbourne and Newhaven, East Sussex. Lewes offers a variety of academic courses from A-levels in art, maths and performing arts. With 3,128 A-level entries this summer, Sussex Downs College had the highest number of students taking A-levels in the South East region.

Irene Watt.

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