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Sixth Form Art, Textiles And Photography Exhibition

A Sixth Form exhibition this week has showcased the talents of 44 Fine Art, Photography and Textiles A Level students.

The broadly-based Fine Art A Level Year 13 work featured an assortment of experimental studies and final pieces. Oliver used film as inspiration and produced paintings based on a series of film stills. Sophie produced a large series of figurative work exploring body image. James expressed different illnesses through drawing. Bethany used her expressive drawing style to produce imagery related to World War II.

Year 12 artists also presented some outstanding work, notably Joe who incorporated sculpture, painting, drawing and projection into his series of work. Polly and Ana used portraiture as inspiration for their work and Charlotte explored pattern and texture. Roshan used architecture as his influence and Alex drew inspiration from his passion for rowing.

The impressive collection of Photography in the exhibition included examples employing a variety of exciting digital photographic methods. The themed AS Level Photography work of Zainab, Year 12, was based on the concept of ‘Stack’ where she investigated and explored the world of digital art, complementing many of her pieces with intricate Photoshop work.

Year 13 student Stephanie's stunning portrait photographs explored the use of natural and artificial lighting, producing a final piece of 2 meters x 2 meters, showing technical depth. Lily, also in Year 13, explored the concept of ‘visually portraying mental health through the medium of photography’. Lily’s work included the use of mixed media, traditional photographic methods and Photoshop with a final piece that was designed to create and evoke strong emotional responses via our senses.

Year 12 Textiles student Sofia created a series of wall hangings for her first project that centred on cells and plant tissues, and made tutu skirts for her second project on fantasy fashion, gaining inspiration from different fairy tales.

A private viewing was held on Thursday evening at the School and was attended by families, friends and colleagues of the students.

Joel Wareing, Claires Court Head of Art, 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. We have tried to give the work more of a contemporary focus this year and as result we have students experimenting with installation and film in conjunction with more traditional methods such as drawing and painting. The visitors were impressed and delighted at the private viewing by the quality, scale and variety of the work which has been produced.”

See the full gallery of the exhibition and private viewing evening here.


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