Ahoy me hearties! Pupils’ art show

A sea breeze is in the air at Derbyshire museum where the creative work of schoolchildren is on show.

Sea Fever, running at Derby Museum until November 5, is inspired by Joseph Wright’s painting A Grotto in the Gulf of Salerno, Moonlight, 1780.

The exhibition is awash with ships, shoals, sea creatures and salty sea-dogs - there is even a giant sea-dragon.

Five primary schools from the city of Derby have contributed to the exhibition, which includes sea-themed objects from the museum’s collections.

The exhibition is complimented by a programme of free, sea-themed crafts and activities.

In preparation for the exhibition, teachers were offered professional development opportunities and artists to work alongside them in their classrooms. Children visited the museum for inspiration and worked with artists to create the work on display.

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