Students Shine at the Art and Design Show

Students Shine at the Art and Design Show

By Georgia Taylor (U6, Ch)

For the first time ever, the Art and Design Technology departments have collaborated to produce a fantastic end-of-year Art and Design Exhibition. This included Fine Art, Textiles, and Resistant Materials. There was a really good atmosphere on the opening night and the exhibition was full of students, parents, and staff.

The exhibition displayed GCSE, AS, and A2 final pieces and was spread over the ground floor of Thirlestaine House, with pieces in the Thirlestaine Long Gallery, the Rotunda, the White Gallery and the senior art studio.

The Art exhibition included 3D sculptures, abstract paintings, prints and political pieces. The feedback from those who attended was extremely positive and people were interested in finding out the story behind the final piece. The Resistant Materials pupils had created desks, tables, wine racks and more and all the pieces were finished to an extremely high standard.

The opening night also showcased the Textiles pupils’ work in the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Forms in the form of a fashion show, with atmospheric music, lights, and commentary. Overall the night finished on a high and really highlighted the quality of work that is produced in the Art and DT departments.

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