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Published 23rd Feb 2011

Laura Jane D’Arcy and Sean Collins with their Greek statues

Ancient civilisations have been brought back to life through the amazing creations of talented students.

Laura Jane D’Arcy and Sean Collins, who are currently studying for degrees in entertainment design craft at the Hartlepool campus of Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD), have been asked to take part in an exhibition called mummies, myths and mosaics.

Hartlepool Maritime museum is running the exhibition from January 15 to April 10.

Laura and Sean have had the challenge of designing and producing life size Greek statues for the exhibition.

Laura, 26, of Hartlepool, said: “I have produced a statue of Achilles. He is seven foot tall and took quite a few weeks to make using lots of papier-mâché, paint and dry brushing.

“It’s been quite good fun to make him. I’ve enjoyed it and it’s a great opportunity to be involved in a live project.”

Sean has recreated the statue of Perseus. The 24-year-old, of Middlesbrough, said: “Waiting for it to dry was the hardest thing and trying to get it to look as real as possible.

“In our brief we were told to be as accurate as we could and it really has given us a good idea of the work involved to get it right.”

The students were also involved with fellow classmates in producing several Greek urns and relics for the exhibition.

Sean said: “It’s been very exciting working on this project especially because members of the public get to see our work and it isn’t just in a room somewhere.”

Tutor Norman Austick said: “The standard of work for the museum has been exceptional and this has put them in good stead for the future as it gives them a real experience of what’s required. The fact that it is also in the public eye really motivates them.”

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