IB Art Exhibition reaches towering heightsSeptember saw the annual IB Art Exhibition which is the culmination of nearly two years of work for Visual Art students. Students have to display their artworks in a gallery setting and are marked on how they present their work, curatorial rationale, as well as the quality of their work. This year the exhibition was held in the historic Tower Room which has been beautifully renovated in the recent building upgrade. The high ceilings and stained glass windows provided an excellent backdrop to the students' work.
Hannah Judd explains that "The exhibition is a required part of the IB Visual Arts course that I found immeasurably beneficial and fulfilling to complete as it allows us to use our art to explore topics we feel passionate about. This freedom of expression is unique to the IB art course and has allowed me to explore myself and the world around me whilst learning and creating. My art explored the role of habits within the human condition. Completing this work became challenging within the numerous lockdowns as we didn’t have access to special equipment at the school. Although challenging, these circumstances pushed us to think creatively, overcome obstacles and work with the resources we had available to us."
Staff and students visited the exhibition and were very impressed with the depth of thinking that the students' work displayed. For these creative students, the opportunity to exhibit their work was unique. "Having the opportunity to exhibit my work for the entire school community to see was an amazing experience. For two years of hard work to be appreciated by staff and students is something that I am very grateful for, and I am so proud of everyone involved in the exhibition this year," says Hannah. Leo Lin adds "It has been rewarding to receive so many positive reactions from students and teachers, for the hours of brainstorming, painting and creating we've been through". Will Dalzell says "Having the opportunity to exhibit my work for the entire school community to see was an amazing experience. For two years of hard work to be appreciated by staff and students is something that I am very grateful for, and I am so proud of everyone involved in the exhibition this year."