Art Exhibition – A Private View

Withington’s recent GCSE and A Level Art Exhibition drew a crowd of more than 100 invited guests in an exhibition hailed as “extremely impressive.”


The event – held on 12th June in the Art Studio and around School – showcased the work of 31 Art and Design Students from Upper Fifth through to Upper Sixth under the theme of Self.

Jemima’s depiction of her mum covered a whole flight of stairs

Family and friends of the students, Governors and staff were treated to a musical welcome from the School’s accomplished harpists led by teacher Louise Thomson and a tour around the stunning display of work produced by the group of 23 GCSE and eight A Level students.

Freddie’s inspirations were nature and architecture

The School’s artists focused on a variety of subjects including architecture, landscapes and portraiture and used a broad range of techniques encompassing ceramics, porcelain, textiles, printing, life drawing and traditional painting.

Head of Art, Mrs Ruth Fildes said “I was absolutely blown away this year by the quality of the group of artists here, not just individually but as a whole group. Their work was extremely impressive and the whole evening had a great feel about it. It bodes really well for the aspirations of these girls as artists of the future.”