To celebrate the achievement of Hedingham School’s AS and A2 Art students, an exhibition of their 2015 exam pieces has been organised at the Minories Galleries in Colchester on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June. The show entitled, Brush Strokes, includes paintings produced by the students in the one day AS level exam and the three day A2 practical exam. The exhibited work is very varied in content and includes landscape, portrait and seascape paintings, together with students’ preparatory sketch books which offer an insight into the inspiration for their work. For example, Isobelle Halls from Gestingthorpe was inspired by the sight of Walton cliffs in the rain when she visited the Essex coastline on a blustery February day earlier this year.
As Kathy Crawley, Leader of Art at the school says, ‘Having their work exhibited at such an impressive gallery is incredibly beneficial for our A level Art students in terms of gaining exhibition experience. Their outstanding work is also available to be seen by a much wider audience.’ Sam Carter who is 18 years old and lives in Gosfield said, ‘I feel very excited about having my work displayed in the exhibition and I can’t wait to see how the public respond to my final piece!’
The Minories is a professional, contemporary art gallery run and managed by Colchester School of Art. The Minories manager, Lee Pugh commented, ‘We are really keen to build and develop good relationships with secondary schools across the region. Many students from the school will go on to become Art students at Foundation and Degree level and we are eager to meet them now and give them an opportunity to see how our galleries ad associated exhibition events are run.’
Hedingham School Art department is delighted with the efforts of all the students and of the exceptional quality of the work produced. Everyone is welcome to pop into The Minories in Colchester to see the exhibition on the dates mentioned. The gallery is open from 10.00am until 5.00pm and entry is free.