Olympic commission for Bedales teacher

Bedales Art Teacher, Andrew Cheese (who created the Rams Walk sculpture in Petersfield) has been commissioned to produce painted resin sculptures of Wind in the Willows characters Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger for the Olympic riding course in Greenwich. He has also been asked to produce a Newfoundland dog sculpture by a Kennel Club member for an exhibition of the breed at the Kennel Club Art Gallery in London. The Kennel Club Art Gallery houses the largest collection of dog paintings in Europe. It also currently has on display the famous Newfoundland painting, ‘A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society’ by Sir Edwin Landseer, on loan from the Tate. View photos.

Bedales School


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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