|7 Jul 2023
|Old Berkhamstedian News
On Thursday 22nd June OBs were invited to attend the annual exhibition of the current A Level Art, Photography and Design & Technology work. The evening was held in the Chadwick Centre at Castle Campus and also included parents, students, staff and governors.
The artwork on display covered a variety of themes that have been chosen as part of the A Level course and the quality was outstanding. It was very interesting to see the various interpretations of the briefs. The Y12 and Y13 photography was thought provoking and showed great technical skill as well as creative talent. We were also fortunate enough to view several projects from the A Level Design & Technology students which showcased the skills required to take an idea from conception to fruition. The sheer amount of work and research that the students had put in was clearly evident. Details were also given as to where the students will be going on to study after A Levels once they leave Berkhamsted. It is testament to the School’s excellent Art, Photography and D&T departments that such a variety of universities, colleges and courses were featured.
A room was also devoted to the work of the current Artist-in-Residence at the School, Zoe Wilkinson, and it was interesting to hear about what motivates her and influences her work.
It was a great occasion for more recent OBs to re-connect with their teachers and plans are being made for some of those OBs to return to School to work with the Y9 Art students.
We were joined by over 30 OBs for this event, so are hoping this will now be an annual event for OBs as there is clearly the interest there, more information about next year’s show will be sent out after Easter.
If you would like to see images of the artwork, click on photo galleries.
Clare Edwards (Battye) Old Stede ’95
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