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By Ellie Wilson

Students work showcased in AONB photo exhibition at the Ariel Centre

King Edward Sixth Community College  sixth form student's work will feature in a South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty  exhibition at the Ariel Centre, Totnes,TQ9 5JX  from 10th to 21st December.

The students visited various parts of the AONB to show them a variety of landscapes within the landscape.The photos were taken as part of the What Makes South Devon Special campaign supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. They visited sites at Slapton and Start Point where thay were inspirted by professional photographers Beccy Strong, Phil Hemsley and Jo Bradford.

The project focussed on the distinctive character of the natural heritage which makes up this nationally important landscape. Working with the community, volunteers, schools and local organisations  activities will explore hidden places and find out what lies beneath the view and discover what has shaped the landscape over time.

Communities Project Officer Nicky Bailey said "We’ve worked with lots of groups during the year to examine the special qualities of the protected landscape, the photos in the exhibition are a fantastic reflection of some of those."

Student Tansy West commented “ My understanding of landscape photography has improved through working with the inspiring photographers we met. It was a great opportunity to experience the stunning coast and countryside that is on our doorstep”

The students produced a wide range of mixed media artwork. Some of the students went on to enter the AONB photo competition and were selected as finalists. 

The exhibition at The Ariel Centre, Kevics, Ashburton Road Totnes TQ9 5JX 

It will open from 10am -4pm  Monday – Friday and 9.30am -12.30pm on Saturday