We are currently exhibiting work by our artist-in-residence, Mr Peter Lelliott, alongside pieces from Upper College students that have been inspired to form a response to his work.
The opening night of the exhibition took place on Tuesday, and brought many students, parents and members staff together, giving them an opportunity to meet Mr Lelliott and hear the inspiration behind his pieces, as well as being given a personal tour of the entire exhibition by a student who could explain the themes or methods behind each piece in more detail.
Mr Lelliott’s work is in two parts, the first in The White Gallery shows examples of his drawing over the last 30 years, which is mainly of an observational nature with a strong emphasis on life drawing. This has been intended as a springboard for the theme ‘drawing’ that has been given to the Sixth Form at the beginning of this year.
The second part of the exhibition in Thirlestaine Long Gallery shows more recent work from the artist and developed over the summer holidays. These works are large in scale and demonstrate a passion for narrative figurative painting.