Young artists showcase talents at Solihull School art and photography exhibition - The Solihull Observer

Young artists showcase talents at Solihull School art and photography exhibition

Solihull Editorial 3rd Aug, 2017   0

YOUNG artists showcased their talents at an annual art and photography exhibition at Solihull School.

Every year group at the independent school took part in the event, from year three up to the sixth form.

Notable pieces included Jessie Lloyd’s art installation The Human Condition, which is the first full installation at the school and included an eight-foot oil painting and life-sized wax figure. Jessie has been offered a place at Glasgow School of Art, a rare achievement for a student who has not studied an art foundation diploma.

Also catching the eye was Benjamin Watson’s three oil paintings of his mother, father and grandmother, which took more than three months to complete.




The school also presented awards in its year five postcard and poetry competition, which was open to primary school children in the area. Entries were based on the theme ‘Go Wild for Wildlife’. The winner was Barnaby Heaven, from Eversfield Preparatory School, and the winner of the poetry competition was Harry Green, from Hallfield School.

Headteacher David Lloyd said: “Giving our pupils the opportunity to express their creativity is a big part of what we do here and I was extremely impressed by the standard of work on show this year.


“I think everyone at the school has been inspired by the talent the artists have demonstrated.”

Solihull School has a pedigree in the arts, highlighted by the recent success of Amy Mitchell Meades who won first place at the NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) West Midlands Make Your Mark Young Arts competition.

Amy, who studied A Level fine art at the school, was inspired to create her work, Loss of Self, by her grandfather’s experience with dementia.

Solihull School offers art scholarships in both the 11-plus and 13-plus age groups. Solihull School will be hosting an open day on September 23. Visit www.solsch.org.uk for further details.

 

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