Art work turned out to be hot property on one of the hottest days of the year so far. Viewers were extremely impressed by the standard and notably the variety of work on display at the Bishop Thomas Grant Art exhibition 2017.
Scale was not an issue, with several pupils aiming big, so big in fact, that work had to be purposely designed to be dismantled and reassembled once through the hall doors, all worth the effort, for a great diversity of work! Interaction was also a common theme this year with stunning 3D photography, textile installations that could be climbed through and audio recordings to accompany a triptych. Viewers were enthralled by beautiful energetic depictions of animals and works made from cast resin; displaying hands being washed in a basin and internal organs made from rubbish and applique stitch.
The presentation of prizes was led by animator Dylan White, one of the creators of the ‘Amazing world of Gumball’ who encouraged pupils to open their eyes to the visuals around theme on a day to day basis and follow their passion for creating. The head of Art and Design at Bishop Thomas Grant, Miss Partleton also spoke about the vast amount of opportunities open to today’s young creatives and the economic upsurge of the creative industries. The staff of the Art department wish to congratulate all students on their success!