Kingsbury High School exhibited hundreds of pieces of artwork at its annual Art exhibition on Monday 27th June 2016.
An eclectic mix of art & design, photography, fashion, sculpture and illustration; from GCSE, A level and BTEC courses was on display at the private viewing held in the lower school’s art rooms.
The Art Department at Kingsbury High School were proud to host its all new Art & Design Exhibition.
Students, staff, parents and visitors were welcomed with impressive displays in the art corridor and classrooms doors thrown open as gallery spaces. A huge number of attendees enjoyed the visual display of talented GCSE, BTEC and A Level Art and Photography students.
Ms Kincaid, Head of the Art Department said “Guests marvelled at the exciting array of skilful and thought provoking exhibits on display, and students have been able to discuss and draw from the exhibits, gaining invaluable inspiration for their own artwork.
We look forward to welcoming you all to this exciting annual event in years to come – watch this space!”
Kingsbury High School Art & Design students will have the honour of seeing their work displayed in the Royal Society of British Artists, National Students’ Art Exhibition. The exhibition brings together work from the best young artists in the country alongside work from the most celebrated British artists.
Students’ work was submitted as part of a national competition which celebrates gifted & talented students from schools, colleges and academies. The work of Year 13 students, Meera Chauhan and Mohammad Afsharmoqaddam and Year 12 student Stephanie Tan was selected and will be exhibited at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries. Year 12 students, Asha Vekaria and Dharmisha Vekaria were commended for their work.
Nema Ferguson, Head of Art & Design said “We are really proud to have works by our students selected. Entrance is free so if you are in London this weekend please do drop in and see their wonderful work.”
The exhibition opens today (Tuesday 9th) and runs until Saturday 13th July 2013 between 10am to 5pm Tuesday – Friday and 10am – 1pm on Saturday.
Members of Kingsbury High School’s Art Department, Mr Taylor, Ms Ferguson and Mr Knight, accompanied 12 Sixth Form students on an art trip to Florence and Siena.
The main aim of the trip was to broaden students’ knowledge of Italian lifestyle, culture and art with a particular emphasis on the Renaissance period. The students engaged in a range of practical work, sketching outdoors and in galleries and photographing areas of interest.
The Italian tour included gallery and museum visits to see works by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto and Donatello, along with other medieval and renaissance works. Students and staff climbed several tall towers and explored cathedrals, monasteries and churches.
[text by Mr Taylor; photography by various staff & students]
On Tuesday 20th November, Kingsbury High School students took part in a ceramics workshop at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The students were specially selected by their Art teachers to spend a day in the ceramics studio, where they worked with a practising ceramic artist. Students were introduced to the ceramics collection at the V & A, and drew inspiration from the many historical and contemporary ceramics on show. They sketched designs from the collection, and interpreted these into their own clay plate which they made from scratch! They learnt techniques of clay work, from rolling out a slab to clay slip techniques. The plates will be fired and sent back to the school to be put on display.
[text by Ms Conway; photography by Ms Conway & Mr Knight]