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Art Exhibition 2019


Falmouth School held its annual art exhibition of GCSE Art and design and A level work in both Art and Photography this week, in what was a fantastic evening. The exhibition of work was displayed in an exciting gallery setting in the main reception area of the school to showcase students work. The diverse range of creative and technical art and photography was again highly imaginative and professional with all students displaying several pieces of their art work. Alongside the Art GCSE this year, the new GCSE Photography course was also exhibited and it was superb to see the quality of Photographic outcomes from this new course which saw students perform with outstanding results in the summer.

Despite the weather and the lure of trick or treating, the evening was superbly attended and it was great to see many familiar faces. The atmosphere was fantastic throughout the night as visitors enjoyed the artwork on display and celebrated the students’ art work.  Feedback was hugely positive about the quality and range of personal outcomes produced on the courses, with the visitors again voting for the most creative and most technical award for Art and Photography created this year.

The ‘GCSE Art technical award’ was jointly won by Matilda McLeod for her piece of work ‘Presidency’ and Reuben Talbot for ‘Reflections’, while Freddie Reid picked up the ‘GCSE Art creative award’ for his painting ‘Birds’. The ‘A Level Art technical award’ was won by Will Phillip for his photographic series and Merryn Peters received the ‘A Level Art creative award’ for her series of paintings ‘Disconnection’. The students were presented their awards by special guest the Mayor of Falmouth: Councillor Steve Eva who awarded the winners their prizes, who went on to comment how impressed he was with the students work. It was a privilege to have such a distinguished guest attend in support of our students and speak to celebrate their work. Congratulations to these students for their success but also to all the other students who were nominated in these categories as the standard of work was excellent overall.

Head of Art, Billie Lee-Smith spoke of her pride in the students’ work. ‘This exhibition showcases the imaginative artistic talent of our students in the field of Art and Photography. Our students are highly creative and are given opportunities here at Falmouth School to reflect through their work: individuality, interests and expression. Skills that are inherent in developing our young people throughout their lives. I am very proud of our students’ success and the hard work that they put into achieving their full potential in this creative area with the help of their teachers. The exhibition is an opportunity to show off their hard work but also to inspire others with their creativity and skills.  The quality of work improves every year and that this year’s exhibition is reflective of the very high examination success of the year group. This is something that we celebrate and will continue to build on.”

The exhibition will remain displayed in the school foyer into the next term and if any member of the public wishes to view the exhibition they can do so by contacting the school.


Posted on: 1/11/19

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