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Artist of the moment – Emily in Lower Sixth

Posted: 8th March 2024

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The art department regularly recognises the achievements of individual pupils in the senior school through the award of the title, ‘Artist of the Moment’. Entries cover a wide range of disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation and mixed media.

Our artist of the moment is Emily in Lower Sixth Form. She has created all this work in just one week: melting a teacup in plaster, embroidered text, freehand stitch drawing, images entrapped in wax. What is it all about I hear you say?!

The Lower Sixth pupils are at a very experimental stage in their development, before the start of their personal investigation.. The project entitled ‘Obsessions’; began with a £5 note in a Charity Shop. The pupils were asked to spend the money on an object that resonates with them and create works in response to this.

With a little help from Richard Serra’s verb list they have produced some exciting results. Well done to Emily for getting stuck in with ‘no fear’ and producing such exciting responses already.

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