Arnold Hill Academy’s Art department proudly presented the student ‘better than Banksy’ Art exhibition on Wednesday 2nd July. The event was a huge success and many parents, students and members of the public came to have a look at the work, and even buy some of the pieces. We would like to thank the Arts faculty for helping us deliver such a fantastic event, all of your hard work was greatly appreciated!
This is the first time the Art department have created a gallery showcasing GCSE and A-level work, the feedback and positive comments were fantastic. Having invested in frames and white exhibition boards the Art department were able to showcase the student’s hard work to a very professional level.
The GCSE work on show was the students’ final piece from their coursework or exam, this meant that we had a wide range of artwork on show and were able to show very personal responses from students.
The GCSE students work ranged from tools, cakes, family tree, horses, self-portraits, animals, comic stripes and famous people. Students created sheets to show their creative thought process which led up to their final piece which was exhibited.
Students on the A-level course all had one board dedicated to their artwork. The students were able to come in and put their favourite pieces up to show case their talents. Again we had a range of projects varying from personality, nightlife, human form, ballet, crime and phobias.
We were overwhelmed with the amount of visitors that came to see the galley. Special guest, The Mayor of the Borough of Gedling, Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth came in to view the students work and was very impressed with the high quality of the pieces on show.
“It’s inspirational the work is a credit to the students. A lot of effort has gone in to the gallery and it really shows commitment and dedication. It is lovely to see such personalities shining through their work. The students should be very proud” said councillor Hollingsworth.
Well done to all our very talented students for helping put up the event and working so hard for the past few years and Thank you to all who came and supported the event.