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A Level Art and Photography Exhibition 2017

The A Level Art and Photography students from Claires Court Sixth Form displayed their talent, putting on an impressive show of Fine Art and Photography. A Private Viewing was held on Thursday evening at the school; this was attended by families, friends and colleagues of the 12 artists and 36 photography students. The visitors, without exception, were impressed and delighted by the quality, scale and variety of the work which had been produced.

The broadly-based Fine Art A Level work featured an assortment of experimental studies and final pieces; these employed a variety of media from Year 13, ranging from large acrylic figurative canvases from Victoria Saunders and Lauren Walters, animal-themed paintings from Jack Jesseman and Jasper Giles as well as enormous structural relief work from Shannon Turroturro, plus drawings, paintings and mixed media work from Joe Baker and Kirsty Sixth Form Art and Photography ExhibitionAppleton. Year 12 artists worked on the theme of ‘Structures’, and there were some fine examples of experimental paintings from James Tapner-Evans, Sophie West and Oliver Crawley, Beth Krause and Tillie Stokes. Portraits, figurative work and landscapes featured strongly in most students’ paintings.

The impressive collection of Photography in the exhibition included examples employing traditional photographic methods. The themed AS Level Photography work of Oliver Crawley, Year 12 was based on the concept of ‘Foundations’ where he investigated the idea of animals being the foundations for the circle of life. Camilla Slais's stunning portraiture photographs explored the stimulus word of ‘Tonal’, whereby she explored the ‘emotional tone’ of the response the viewer. Lily Palmer-Moore’s ‘Body of Tonal’ photographs included the use of mixed media, traditional photographic methods and the use of Photoshop.

Head of Art, Jan Price, said:

‘The standard of work this year was exceptional, and, once again our students have done themselves credit by demonstrating high levels of creative talent and technical skill. The Private View evening gave each of them the opportunity to display all their work in an exhibition. We are delighted to have been able to maintain our reputation for nurturing the artistic and creative talents of our students, many of whom, after leaving us, progress to Foundation and BA Honours courses in Art and Design.’

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