GCSE and A Level Art Exhibitions 2018

In May and June of this year Grosvenor's GCSE and A Level Art students celebrated their achievements in the form of their annual end-of-year exhibitions: once again our students produced an exciting variety of artwork in a wide range of media, as well as of all shapes and sizes.

The A2 theme set by CCEA this year was 'Networks’ and, as expected, A2 students rose to the challenge and interpreted the theme in their own personal and inventive fashion. Maya Todd based her project on the people in her friendship group in school and called her project ‘Happiness’. She produced large ragdoll replicas of her friends, capturing tiny details of their appearance and individual personalities. Michael Matchett, meanwhile, looked closer to home and based his project on the male members of his family. He produced incredible photorealistic portraits of his Father, brother and of course himself in dramatic tones of black and white. 

The AS students were set the theme of 'Juxtaposition' as a starting point for their work. Erin Devlin, for example, drew on her interest in the issues of waste and recycling as her theme. She produced a large-scale textile wall hanging, made completely from the thrown away and discarded rubbish collected in her own home. She transformed Sainsbury’s plastic bags and bottle tops into a beautiful decorative final piece.

GCSE students were given the theme of 'Transformation' this year and they also produced some exciting responses in wire, ceramics, textiles and fine art media.

Well done to all of the pupils who produced work of such a high standard throughout the year, as well as their teachers - Head of Art Mrs Blair and colleague Mrs Denvir-Watson, without whose expertise, encouragement and persuasion the pupils would not have produced such confident and skilful work.

We look forward to another year of creativity and innovation within the Art department next year 2018- 2019.

Year Twelve pupils Nathalie Simpson and Megan Keir proudly show off their GCSE artwork at this year's exhibition, in May.