Impressive exhibition of Lower Sixth artwork

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Impressive exhibition of Lower Sixth artwork

Inspired by water

The Art Department hosted a Private View for an exhibition of Lower Sixth Form artwork on Monday 11 February. The pupils have been creating the body of work since September and it has been inspired by the theme ‘Water’.

The unit began with a site visit to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth which informed some large scale mixed media studies of aquatic animals. This was followed by some careful figurative work inspired by artists such as Henrietta Harris and Linnea Strid. In the latter stages of the unit, the pupils have identified their own independent lines of enquiry relating to the theme. The outcomes vary from large scale gestural seascapes to oil paintings of reflections in puddles.

As part of their Lower Sixth Art course, the pupils have selected the work for the exhibition and written their own artists statements to accompany their work on display.

Head of Art, Alison Escott, said: “It is great to see several months of hard work culminate in this exciting exhibition of work. The interdisciplinary nature of the outcomes highlights the diverse range of approaches in the Art Department at Exeter School and we hope visitors will enjoy seeing how the pupils have interpreted the theme.”

The exhibition runs until 8 March.