Sunderland pupils’ mini-masterpieces

Some of the Year 11 pupils from Thornhill School who's work features in the No Jumping on the Bed exhibition, with artist Paul Merrick, rear left, and teacher Elizabeth Cross, front right. Pictured are Charlie Dempster, Brogan Trueman, Bradley Robinson, Beth Jameson, Evie Thompson and Rebecca Wood.'Part of the Great North Run Culture project.
Some of the Year 11 pupils from Thornhill School who's work features in the No Jumping on the Bed exhibition, with artist Paul Merrick, rear left, and teacher Elizabeth Cross, front right. Pictured are Charlie Dempster, Brogan Trueman, Bradley Robinson, Beth Jameson, Evie Thompson and Rebecca Wood.'Part of the Great North Run Culture project.
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ARTWORKS by talented teens are on display in Sunderland city centre.

Year 11 students from Thornhill School were inspired by artist Cerith Wyn Evans, who has installed a large-scale public artwork in Pallion, to create their own mini masterpieces.

Bradley Robinson.'No Jumping on the Bed exhibition by Year 11 pupils at Thornhill School in 4 Market Square, Sunderland.'Part of the Great North Run Culture project.

Bradley Robinson.'No Jumping on the Bed exhibition by Year 11 pupils at Thornhill School in 4 Market Square, Sunderland.'Part of the Great North Run Culture project.

Artist Paul Merrick worked with the students to create the No Jumping on the Bed exhibition which is on display in Market Square, next to Milligans, until October 15.

Each artwork has been developed from an object that is significant or that represents a story that is personal to the artist.

Students also incorporated text-based elements into their work, inspired by the text that is used in Cerith Wyn Evans’ installation, Permit Yourself.

Cerith’s artwork, which was commissioned by Great North Run Culture and Locus + has been hung at a warehouse, unit 91, in Alexandra Business Park.

Evie Thompson and her Wonkey Donkey.'No Jumping on the Bed exhibition by Year 11 pupils at Thornhill School in 4 Market Square, Sunderland.'Part of the Great North Run Culture project.

Evie Thompson and her Wonkey Donkey.'No Jumping on the Bed exhibition by Year 11 pupils at Thornhill School in 4 Market Square, Sunderland.'Part of the Great North Run Culture project.

It is open for viewings Tuesday-Sunday from noon to 6pm until October 23.