Monday 30th November 2009 by C. Freeman
Sixth Form art and photography students are planning the first ever independent exhibition of their work. Planned for next summer the exhibition will showcase the best of their A-Level coursework with each student submitting one or two key pieces which best represent their oeuvre.
The artwork will be professionally framed and exhibitied and it is hoped that members of the public will attend as well as family and friends. The students are looking at potential locations and devising ways to raise funds to produce a catalogue and pay for the venue and framing.
About 20 students from the general art and photography A-Level course will take part in the exhibition, which will be the first time that students' artwork has been displayed outside of Brooke Weston.
Year 13 student Ilse Lee said: 'We will organise everything; money, catering and the venue and everyone wants to get involved. We plan to have the exhibition at the end of term five and it will be a good venture to show potential employees and universities that we can work as a team, have organisational skills and can work to a budget. The exhibition should be really exciting because in our A2 studies we can choose whatever subject matter we want so there are no two pieces of artwork or photography that are alike.
'We hope to have a big enough exhibition space for everyone to show two pieces of their work because it would be really hard to pick just one favourite piece from two year's worth of work. A few people are interested in selling their artwork but it's not really the main aim, it will be nice to have friends and family there to see our artwork as well as the public who will be able to wander in and take a look.'