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Student's artwork to turn heads at Droitwich Railway Station

Droitwich Editorial 16th Nov, 2022 Updated: 16th Nov, 2022   0

ARTWORK by a student from Droitwich Spa High School has impressed so many people it has been chosen to be displayed at the town’s railway station.

Sixth-former Lottie Mountford, 17, designed the four art works as part of her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the Friends of Droitwich Railway Station have expressed a desire to have them printed on acrylic and displayed for passengers to enjoy.

The four pieces show historical maps of the town overlaid with two of its most famous residents and images of that which made their names.

On one plate is a picture of Salt King John Corbett, and another shows the Chateau Impney he designed and had built to please his French wife in the 1870s.

The other two plates show Edward Winslow and The Mayflower, the ship that famously took him and 119 other pilgrims across the Atlantic in 1620.

Lottie said: “My intention was to celebrate the diverse history of our community in art form.

“After some research I discovered the people of Droitwich were most interested in two key figureheads of Droitwich, Edward Winslow and John Corbett.

“These are accompanied by two other studies – one of the Mayflower and another of the Chateau, their corresponding ventures.

“All the pieces are laid over archived vintage maps of the surrounding area and the composition was then built-in layers of controlled pen work.

“I decided to stick to black and white as a nod to the heritage of the pieces and pen allowed me to capture the detail of the subjects.”

Mr Jay da Costa, who runs the EPQ course at Droitwich Spa High School, said: “It is up there with the best artefact projects I have seen in the 13 years the EPQ has been delivered at the school.

“Her dedication was exemplary.”

Lottie’s work was installed at the Droitwich Railway Station along with work from Rosie Phillpotts, Gail Braznell and Wendy Simmons on Tuesday (November 16).

Fiona Saxon from the Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership helped sponsor the instalment of the artwork.

The Extended Project Qualification is a supra-curricular opportunity which allows students to undertake a large-scale piece of work alongside their academic study.

It carries university entrance points and is administered by exam boards.

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