Sculpture, painting and photographic work adorned the Weston theatre for visitors to enjoy during our latest exhibition. Each GCSE, AS and A Level art student exhibited a piece. The opening night was attended by parents, governors and staff, while students toured the show the following day.
This year oil paintings have been submitted for the first time, by Sixth Formers Jasdeep Johal and Hannah Parkes, while GCSE student Tom Bickle made an interactive electronic sculpture that responds to noise. Teacher Colin Procter said: ‘The work from all disciplines just looks stunning. The ones that really stand out are from the students who have mastered a technique. They may have been struggling and then finally managed to get the hang of the project and the final piece is where they have really mastered light or a sense of glowing in their picture.’
Miss Cockroft said: ‘Students are not used to seeing their work displayed with such care and attention. Many experience galleries like Tate Britain where they cannot get near to the exhibits. Here everything is much more up close and personal.’
The artwork is featured in a glossy exhibition brochure. For more details or to order a catalogue contact Mrs Smith. She said: ‘It is great for the students to have their work featured in a catalogue as they can include it in their portfolios for further or higher education.
'The exhibited pieces are all so different because the students and their responses to their work are so individual. As teachers we have working relationships with each of them and an interest in every single piece of their work. As artists a show is what we all work towards and it shouldn’t be any different for students. It is a triumph when you see your work on display with people reacting positively to it.’