14 April, 2022

IB Visual Arts Exhibition

The art department wishes to congratulate Year 13 students, who had successfully curated and designed, set up and executed their end of year IB Visual Arts Exhibition.

This had been produced following a very unpredictable and challenging two years (one year of which having little to no contact studio time). However, TBSW Visual Arts students showed resilience overcoming these various barriers and the exhibition proved this, through a wonderful and lively opening night, where family and teaching staff were present.

Through the exhibition, students had observed varying themes, each making up a personal body of work that used an array of art-making mediums. Their themes had ranged from observations of the beauty of daily objects from a macro perspective, various interpretations of narratives arising from living in cities, the contrast between how we visualise the word "darkness" (personal data protection), the feelings that accompany us or represent a dark side of one’s self and the portrayal of different attitudes towards an ever-changing relationship with time and seeing beauty through a lens of identities, physical beauty, daily life, and emotions, to name but a few. A particular body of work visually represented how a Vietnamese teenager experienced negative aspects such as fears and insecurities, as well as how they came to live in a Western society, through to their path of acceptance as a Vietnamese.

Positive comments were written, and a visitor also wanted to acquire a piece for their gallery. Some real initiative and proactive attitude had been shown throughout the exhibition setup. The art department wishes every student the very best in their future endeavors and hopes to see their creative efforts ensure they are successful. Well done and good luck, Year 13!

JACK BISHOP

ART TEACHER