Young artists to display work at The Station

Artist Rosie Tupper.

Two young artists have been offered the opportunity to have their artwork exhibited at the forthcoming Spot on the Wall exhibition at The Station in Richmond.

Rosie Tupper, a Year 13 student at Richmond Sixth Form College, and Christian Swift, a former student who left in the summer to further his studies at Leeds Art University, will have their work showcased alongside more than 70 talented artists and photographers.

Rosie, 18,  is an aspiring comic artist and after completing her A-levels she is planning to take a foundation year in arts and design at Arts University Bournemouth.

For her Spot she has created a piece called Hands.

Rosie said: “I chose to draw hands because they are visually very intricate, but they also can hold many different kinds of symbolism depending on the position. In addition, hands are about as everyday of a subject as you can get and I hope my artwork will appeal to a wide audience.

“As a medium, pencil is great for capturing volume and gradient as well as sharp details.”

After achieving A* in his A-level Art in the summer, Christian, 18, is now furthering his studies at Leeds Art University.

Christian likes working with graphite pencil and enjoys art that is done with intention.

Over lockdown, he listened to Lana del Ray whilst drawing a lot of horses.

He has created a piece called, Sternocephalicus muscle, striving forward motion, for his Spot.

Jemma Gregory, The Station’s communications co-ordinator, said “Our ethos is thoroughly rooted in the idea that art is for everyone. Spot is a perfect example of this.

“Whether you’re an amateur or professional artist, you are welcome here, your work is valued and important. For the first time, we have introduced SPOT new talent, donating free places to  some of our most promising up-and-coming artists – providing a platform to showcase their talent in our beautiful gallery.

“We are excited to be working with Richmond School and Sixth Form College again on another amazing project and cannot wait to see Christian and Rosie’s work.”

Through the annual Spot on the wall exhibition the Station gathers a fantastic range of artwork together to give visitors to an ever-changing display of art to enjoy and purchase, in a wide range of media.

The exhibition will open on December 3 and run until February 3, 2021.

Find out more about The Station’s Spot on the Wall exhibition at