Maria’s work was largely conceptual in nature and explored themes such as childhood, freedom and the value of art. She produced work in many 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional mediums including painting, photography, dressmaking and mixed-media sculpture. The childlike figure made from wire and tape, covered in children’s toys gave us much to contemplate. Her sculpture made from carrier bags, covered in plaster made us question the role of modern art.
The evening ended with an epic hour of performances on the outside stage, featuring music from Year 10 and Year 11 students, including impressive solo performances from Alek Samarin and an original composition from Lihn Nguyen. Year 10 GCSE Music students entertained the crowd with rousing renditions of folk music from around the world. Year 11 and 12 performed a medley of music from the hit musicals ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Beautiful’. Key Stage 3 Drama students performed a humorous sketch written and directed by Mr Burke.