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Lucille Lush proves it’s never too late at 101

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Lucille Lush, aged 101, has just been presented with her own mini display at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.

As part of the #nevertoolate campaign at The Lindsay Care Home in Poole, the Russell-Cotes is delighted to display some of Lucille’s recently created artworks and to be able to fulfil Lucille’s ambition to be an exhibiting artist.

Also on display is one of Lucille’s most prized possessions, her art A-Level certificate. She began her A-Level aged 86 and was, unsurprisingly, the oldest student in her class. Lucille spent many hours sketching in the Russell-Cotes as part of her course and some of the work she produced is showcased alongside her recent water colours.

Programmes Officer, Helen Ivaldi, said “We are thrilled to show some of Lucille’s wonderful sketches and paintings here at the Russell-Cotes, and to be able to help her achieve her dream. Bringing joy to people through art is one reason why museums are so important, and why we do what we do.”

Lucille described enjoying every moment of her A-Level, including spending time at the museum, and was surprised and delighted to be shown her very own mini display followed by tea and cake with some of her friends from the care home in the Russell-Cotes Café.

Lucille has very fond memories of the “youngsters” she studied alongside during her course, which she completed in 2006. If you remember studying alongside her, please do get in touch as she would love to reconnect.

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