An important event in our calendar is the Senior School Expressive Arts Exhibition which is carefully curated to include pieces from pupils across all year groups, from Transitus through to Sixth Form.
With a diverse range of artworks on display in our Assembly Hall, the talent of our Senior School artists shines through. Pupils experiment with a variety of media including, paint, photography, print, digital media and textile fabrics.
Among the items on show were a range of wearable art pieces which drew inspiration from nature and under the sea. The pieces are made from recycled and upcycled materials to raise awareness of the environment and the importance of a circular economy resulting in art creations with a conscience.
Vibrant silk scarves are suspended alongside design boards explaining how pupils reached their final piece, while large, striking portraits adorn the walls of the Assembly Hall alongside produce design and architecture portfolios.
Inspired by the pandemic, younger pupils designed postage stamps to capture a moment in time – with some featuring Captain Sir Tom Moore and others celebrating frontline workers. Meanwhile, Third Year pupils displayed their flair for working in a variety of media.
Mrs Carolyn Bell, Head of Art & Design, said:
While this year’s exhibition was somewhat pared back due to COVID-19, we were thrilled to be able to invite guests across a number of days and evenings to view the exhibition first hand. In past years, guests have enjoyed canapés created by our Health and Food Technology pupils while the Music Department provided background music played by our talented senior musicians. We very much hope we can return to business as normal at our next Expressive Arts Exhibition.
“The creations that emerge from our Art and Design Department are highly creative and our talented pupils should be incredibly proud of themselves.”
To view some of the pieces on display, please browse our picture gallery below.