Bourne Academy art exhibition to be held at Bourne Town Hall on July 6 and July 7 2019
Art by Bourne Academy pupils will be on display at the town hall in Bourne this weekend.
The exhibition celebrates the hard work and skills of Year 7 to Year 13 at the secondary school, which was awarded the Artsmark platinum by the Arts Council England earlier this year.
Visitors on Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm, will be able to see examples of painting, drawing, digital, textiles and three dimensional design.
Memory by Corina Avram, aged 16
This piece was developed in response to childhood memories and recurring nightmares.
Looking at the work of surrealist artists including Salvador Dali and Dorothy Tanning, Corina refined a realistic style of oil painting on a large scale.
Montaging images from past and present, she explored human psychology and memory.
Small Voice, Big Ideas by Archie Hay, aged 16
The GCSE exam this year asked pupils to make a personal response to the word “Reflection”. They reacted in arrange of ways.
This piece by Archie was a thoughtful investigation into youth culture and how it is reflected in the media.
Archie produced a series of powerful screen prints which reflected the potential held by the individual and the importance to ‘dream big’.
Fungi by Elara Kirtland, aged 16
Elara has recently completed her GCSE Art Textiles qualification in which pupils learnt a range of skills including printing, weaving, construction and felting.
In response to her Natural Forms assignment, Elara embarked on an in depth investigation into combining materials in order to create these woodland forms.
As it illuminates with twinkling lights, she has managed to create a magical sculpture which will, no doubt create a stunning centre piece for the exhibition.
Vanity by Gina Griffin, aged 17
Responding to the title Expedition, Gina took humans’ greatest expedition as her inspiration.
Looking at and analysing the work of Dutch still life painters she looked at the way artists in history have depicted mortality and the fine line between life and death.
Taking the skull as a symbol of the inevitability of death she juxtaposed beautiful colourful flowers as a reminder to celebrate the beauty of life.
Combining materials she painted the skull with realism and utilised the bright vibrancy of inks to create a high contrast between the two.
Executive headteacher Mrs Conley said: "We are very proud of the talent shown by our pupils in the arts subjects. They will remain a very important part of our school curriculum and many of our pupils progress successfully in to arts-related careers."