Visitors from across the country joined governors, staff and pupils at this year’s GCSE and A-level Art, Design and Technology Exhibition.
The event showcased the imaginative and inspired work created by pupils in fifth year and sixth form in which they employed a range of media and techniques including painting, sculpture, dypoint and lino prints, colographs, monoprints, ceramics, plaster, batik and silk painting and photography.
As well as classroom based lessons the pupils visited places such as Castlefield in Manchester, Tate Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery to help develop their skills.
For many the exhibition was the first time their work has gone on public display and was evidence of their ability to accurately record observations in visual form.
Head of Art, Mr Richard Davies, said: “Each of the boys and girls can be tremendously proud of all they have achieved in mounting such a fantastic display. The amount of positive comments received by guests who came to the opening night is testament and recognition of the artistic talent that continues to flourish at the school.
“Our department embraces the explorative use of media and the development of a contextual understanding that requires the pupils to address the broader relevance of Art in today’s society and we encourage the pupils to explore freely so that the work they produce is very much their own and not formulaic.”