Sculptor inspires Midhurst Rother College students

Philip Jackson with students outside Rother House

Philip Jackson with students outside Rother House

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World-renowned sculptor Philip Jackson took time out to visit students at Midhurst Rother College and open a private view of their contemporary art exhibition.

Mr Jackson, whose studio is on the edge of the town, opened the exhibition in part of Rother House, the former nursing home building currently being used as a temporary home for administration staff while the school waits to move into its new building in September. Rother House is scheduled to be demolished to make way for car parking space.

Opening the art display, Mr Jackson told students and their guests: “When I was approached to attend the private view of a conceptual art exhibition I had no idea what to expect.

“What I have found, as much as talent and creativity, was boundless energy and enthusiasm and a real sense of freedom of expression normally seen in students in higher education and beyond.

Full story see Midhurst and Petworth Observer May 24