Startling images in the art and photography exhibition at St John’s

Written by Tony Millett on .

At the annual art exhibition of work by senior students at St John’s School on Monday evening (June 27), visitors saw again that the school’s magnificent atrium is a great space for such exhibitions. They also saw some really enterprising and exciting work.

On show were the work of students taking fine art and/or photography for their AS level exams (year 12), A2 exams (year 13) and the International Baccalaureate – altogether about seventy students.

There was a display of portfolios, life drawings and work in all manner of media – mixed and unmixed.  One student had combined embroidery and portrait photographs to produce an interesting new reflection on body decoration.

Based on a very unscientific poll – in fact based on many over-heard comments from parents, students and other visitors to the exhibition – Lucy Keen’s painting of a dancer (seen left) proved by far the most popular and eye-catching piece.  She depicted the dancer in the school’s dance studio, but saw her reflected in the very large lenses of a pair of dark glasses

.Below is a random selection of works that caught the eye:
Emily Freeley’s take on the Statue of Liberty seen as a sort of brass rubbing.
Ellie Mills’ 3-D boxed paper cutting image of those birds escaping from that pie.
Hannah Partis’ startling and intriguing take on the royal wedding – the expression on the face of the smallest child is wonderful.
And another chance to see Lucy Keen’s dancer.