Another Exceptional Summer Art, Photography And Design Show
This year’s Summer Art, Photography and Design Show opened on Thursday 20 June with a special evening reception for the artists and their families, friends and guests.
The displays will remain on show until Sunday 23 June allowing visitors to the College’s Summer Fête to enjoy the superb standard of work this year’s GCSE and A-level pupils have produced.
Those who know the College will be familiar with its formidable reputation for quality Art and Design. The walls of the College are adorned with exceptional examples and the work at this year’s show was no exception with striking portraiture and photography sitting alongside technically complex product design.
The Sixth Form Centre and Lecture Theatre were transformed into an eclectic exhibition space, the light and airy atrium helping to showcase the work at its best. The College’s exhibition is one of 131 venues across Coventry and Warwickshire taking part in Warwickshire Open Studios 2019.
On display was work from A-level and GCSE pupils exploring a diverse range of mediums and themes. In the main hall fascinating portraiture sat alongside superb studies, imaginative illustrations and phenomenal photography. In the Design and Technology studio, intricately stitched dresses and tutus showcased this year’s Textiles pieces. Recycling or repurposing was a theme running through many Resistant Materials’ final products. Oil barrel chairs and BBQs sat alongside wooden recycling units and there was also plenty of multipurpose furniture. From our Electronics pupils there was an interesting range of different sized and shaped scoring units.
Visitors were audibly impressed with what they saw, stopping to stare in wonder, exclaiming over the ingenuity and talent and enjoying the fine collection of work.
Our congratulations go to all our GCSE and A-level pupils for producing such a worthy display. Thanks go to the Art and Photography Department and the Design and Technology Department for all their support and inspiration to pupils this and every year and for putting together such an outstanding display.