Farlington student Eleanor Bell has been selected to exhibit at the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) annual exhibition in London next year.
Eleanor, 18, from Wisborough Green, completed her Art and Design A Level in the summer.
She will have the title ‘RBA Scholar’ next to her work, ‘Seated Angel’, at the show and will be invited to attend a private viewing at the Mall Galleries in March, in advance of the main exhibition which will run from March to April 2. The work will also be exhibited at The Lloyds Register Gallery in London from February 11 to March 11.
Art teacher Ros Sprey, who taught Eleanor in the Sixth Form, said: “Eleanor is an exceptionally talented student with incredible focus and creative awareness. It has been a joy to teach her and see her develop to such a high standard, and we are thrilled that this is being recognised with such a prestigious award.”
Headmistress Louise Higson said: “We are very proud of Eleanor; she is a credit to the school. I must also praise the work of our art teachers, Mr Gibbs and Mrs Sprey, who supported her during her A Level.”
Farlington is the only Sussex school to have artwork exhibited in the show.