Lower Sixth exhibition captures unique views of school life

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Lower Sixth exhibition captures unique views of school life

Inspired by alumna

The Art department hosted the Private View for a collaborative exhibition between Old Exonian Lucy Piper (2002 – 2007) and Lower Sixth Form artists, entitled ‘A Day in the Life of Exeter School’ on Monday 16 October.

Inspired by Lucy’s documentary style of photography, the pupils presented their interpretation of day to day life at Exeter School, from moments of calm in between lessons to the hustle and bustle of the Sixth Form Centre on a busy Friday lunchtime. Staff, parents and governors enjoyed perusing the collection of images and talking to the pupils about the rationale behind their chosen photographs.

Head of Art, Alison Escott, said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for our Lower Sixth Form pupils to work closely with a practising artist and learn about different photographic processes and approaches. The one to one tutorials they had with Lucy to review and select their images ahead of the exhibition were a really valuable experience and the final selection on display offers a new and thought-provoking perspective on our daily routines and interactions around the school site.”

The exhibition runs until Friday 20 October.