‘New Beginnings’ Art Exhibition
Stunning work created by Withington’s A2, AS and GCSE Art students went on exhibition on Thursday, 6th June.
For the first time this year, the display has a new location – the light and spacious new Art Studio on the School’s first floor provided a superb gallery for the works and for viewers.
Four A2 students, five at AS level and 23 GCSE students have their work on view, illustrating an exciting range of artistic techniques from painting and drawing to three dimensional montage, textiles, sculpture and multi-media applications.
Art teacher Mr Malcolm Speakman said: ‘We have tried to explore a bigger range of techniques and widen the use of multi-media technologies , many of which have been deployed in their creations.’ Laser cutting, Photoshop techniques and stop-motion animation are all evident in the works.
“We plan to leave the exhibition up for a further week. Hopefully everyone in the School will be able to drop in and see it,” said acting Head of Art Mrs Samantha Joice. “We think that standards are exceptionally high.”
She added: “The examination requirements have set themes, but the girls have employed their own diverse interpretations. There have been life drawing classes and many of the girls have drawn inspiration from the exhibitions they have visited.”
Below are comprehensive slideshows of the artworks and the exhibition – may we suggest that they are viewed full screen to appreciate the full impact of the quality of the work. Also shown is Charlotte Pang’s stop-go animation GCSE exhibit.