Bromley High School showcases the work of gifted students in exhibition
PUBLISHED: 09:14 26 June 2014
The Headteacher of a Bromley school was "bowled over" by the high quality of the artwork produced by pupils.
Bromley High School held their annual GCSE and A level exhibitions to showcase the hard work of both GCSE and A level Art and Design and Technology students.
The exhibitions took place in May and displayed a range of the students’ work which included working engineering models, jewellery, paintings and photography.
Headteacher Louise Simpson said: “The talent and the work that the girls have put in really does speak for itself.
“The Art and DT teams have worked tirelessly on making all that we saw so fabulous and I am very grateful to every one of them. I am always bowled over by the fantastic quality and range of the exquisite work that the girls produce in a stunning range of media and styles. With everything from working engineering models, to film, textiles, sculpture, oil paints and jewellery, this year’s show was stunning.
“We are so lucky to have such talented girls, and so lucky to have such fabulous teachers to guide them and to nurture these talents. I am always hugely impressed by the girls’ creativity and have to remind myself that this is not a degree show.”
Student Caitlin Westgate, 18, showcased her Art and photography work in the exhibition.
Speaking about her work, she said: “Studying both Art and Photography at A-Level, I find myself constantly immersed in the creative subjects. I enjoy considering political issues in my work, for example my A2 projects focused on encasement and female suppression. Furthermore, I have a personal love for aesthetic exploration and the way artwork can so often look beautiful whilst portraying a rather dark message.
“The Bromley High Art Department, at both AS and A2 levels, encourages independent, creative thinking alongside freedom of process. Art and Photography as subjects can act as an outlet for students to express themselves, whilst also allowing individuals to develop analysis, problem solving, and design skills.
“The freedom of process and concept allowed at the higher level of the creative subject’s means students produce a wide variety of work; from underwater filming of performance art to expressive painting. The variety in the work acts as a testament to the ability of young artists, demonstrating the skill and discipline within creative students when given the correct outlet.“