Conservation and art come together at Chichester Harbour

Emily Blackler, Jane Latawski, Molly Turner and Rachel Bromhead
Emily Blackler, Jane Latawski, Molly Turner and Rachel Bromhead

THE natural beauty of Chichester Harbour is inspiring three undergraduate art students.

Two of the students from the University of Chichester, Emily Blackler and Rachel Bromhead, are working on a community art module. Over the next three months they will spend time with staff from the Chichester Harbour Education Service, aiming to develop new art-based workshops that can be used with local schools – particularly for pupils with special needs.

The third student, Molly Turner, specialises in sculpture. Over the next few months she will set up a studio at Dell Quay and work as artist in residence to the conservancy.

Deputy education officer Jane Latawski is thrilled to be working with the students.

“Art is already a key part of our education work and it will be great to have new activities developed that we can offer to schools.”

The students have chosen to work with the conservancy because they have a particular interest in the environment. The placements form a partnership with the university, which will be beneficial for the both the students and the Chichester Harbour Education Service.