March 5, 2006

Children COMUNIK 8

Supported by an Airads display banner, an art exhibition with contributions from children at 30 schools across Kent has opened at a gallery in Folkestone.

It is the culmination of a year-long project in which children were asked to work on the theme of communication.

Subjects represented at the Metropole Galleries range from the carrier pigeons from the two World Wars to modern mobile phones.

The comunik8 exhibition, which opened on Saturday, was launched with an aeroplane fly-past off Folkestone.

Hundreds of children watched the flypast on Friday off the cliffs in the town.

The exhibition organisers said they were delighted by how much artwork was submitted.

"The work was made at the schools over an eight-week period so we didn't know what we were going to get or how much we were going to get, but it was incredible," said the gallery's education co-ordinator Alice Walton.

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