Trio of art graduates from One sixth form in Ipswich chosen for national exhibition in London

One sixth form in Ipswich, where three former art students had their work exhibited in London. Pictu

One sixth form in Ipswich, where three former art students had their work exhibited in London. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Three former art students at One sixth form in Ipswich have had their work professionally exhibited at a pair of London galleries.

Former One student Heather Pittaway (left) with Jan Roberts form the Ipswich branch of The Arts Soci

Former One student Heather Pittaway (left) with Jan Roberts form the Ipswich branch of The Arts Society. Picture: SALLY FULLER - Credit: Sally Fuller

Rob Borrett, Boris Takam and Heather Pittaway had their work displayed at the Royal Overseas League in St James’ Park and Mall Galleries, thanks to an opportunity with the Arts Society.

Local branches of the society are invited to submit work from A-level students for the Royal Society of British Artists display.

More than 270 were submitted by local societies, with the three Suffolk students among 19 chosen.

Heather Pittaway, who is now studying at Bournemouth University said: “I was shocked when I heard that I had been selected as I really wasn’t expecting it.

“It felt odd to see my painting in the professional venue and to see others looking at it and interpreting it.”

A sixth form spokesman added that it showed their “outstanding” talents.