Astounding Work On Show At Art, Photography And Design Summer Exhibition

This year’s Art, Photography and Design Summer Exhibition opened on Thursday 22 June with a special evening reception for the artists and their families, friends and guests. The displays remained on show until Sunday 25 June allowing visitors to the College’s Summer Fête to also enjoy the superb standard of work this year’s GCSE and A-level pupils have produced.

Those who know the College will be familiar with its formidable reputation for quality art and design work. The walls of the College are adorned with exceptional examples and the work at this year’s show was always going to delight. It included a bonus, an added extra this Golden Jubilee year, a special display of work by Old Princethorpians, allowing visitors to enjoy the work of College artists both past and present.

The Sixth Form Centre and Lecture Theatre was transformed into an eclectic exhibition space, the light and airy atrium helping to showcase the work at its best. Visitors were audibly impressed with what they saw, stopping to stare in wonder, exclaiming over the ingenuity and talent and enjoying the fine collection of work.

In the main hall fascinating portraiture sat alongside superb studies, imaginative illustrations and phenomenal photography. In the Design and Technology studio, intricately stitched dresses and swooping skirts showcased this year’s Textiles pieces, whilst fine furniture fit to grace any home was on offer from our Resistant Materials pupils.

Our congratulations go to all our GCSE and A-level pupils for producing such a worthy display. Thanks go to the Art Department and the Design and Technology Department for all their support and inspiration to pupils this and every year and for putting together such an outstanding show. Finally thanks also go to all the Old Princethorpians who submitted work for the Golden Jubilee display, it was a real bonus to be able to see and share some of your recent work.