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Art students turn used car parts into art and money for local charities

Howard Lake | 30 June 2014 | News

Art students from Manchester Metropolitan University have raised funds for six local charities by turning used Mercedes car parts into sculptures which were then auctioned online.
Using Mercedes car parts donated by independent Mercedes Benz specialist Dronsfields, the students created art ranging from abstract sculptures to functional tables and chairs. The creations were displayed at the Scrapyard Sculpture Exhibition before being auctioned. This raised £831 which will be divided equally between Joining Jack, Groundwork, Forever Manchester, The Christie at Oldham, Francis House and Kingfisher Community Special School.
After being displayed at the Scrapyard Sculpture Exhibition, the pieces were made available to buy in an online auction to raise money for local charities. The auction has raised a total of £831.
Michael Unsworth, Business Director at The Kingfisher Community Special School, said:

“‘Kingfisher is delighted to have been chosen by Tecmark, Dronsfield Mercedes and the students at MMU to be a beneficiary of their Scrapyard Sculpture project. Kingfisher has a thriving creative arts focus and therefore to link with such creative and talented artists to raise money for developing our school further along with developing further links with the students, was a fantastic opportunity and we are very proud to be associated with the event”.



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