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Celebrating IB Art at BSB

A big congratulations to our Year 13 IB Art students Chae Hyun Dana Kim, Haena Choi, Lisa Iwanaga, Pei-Jung Hermione Hsieh, Yiming Angela Wei and Zanda Stapelberg on their incredible achievements!

The IB Art programme challenges students to work in a range of media, including; two dimensional, three dimensional and lens-based media. In addition, it encourages a personal response and an understanding of cultural diversity. Please see below the wide range of themes and variety of artworks on display at the MPR.

Ms Helen Bramley, Head of Visual Arts

Ms  Alia Gargum, Art Teacher

Chae Hyun Dana Kim

All the works are connected to the word ‘Breaking/ Broken’, this can refer to several concepts such as breaking existing bias or social customs. To ‘break’ means to cause to separate into pieces, because of a blow, shock, or strain. I felt personally connected to this term as I come from a divided country-Korea. I feel that my generation is broken, losing their faith and I have experienced heart break. The exhibition can be separated into three focus areas: War- a broken society, Religion- a broken faith, and Relationships- a broken heart.

  • Dana Kim
  • Chae Hyun Exhibition photo 1
  • Chae Hyun Exhibition photo 2
  • Broken heart 1
  • Broken Heart 2
  • Chae Hyun Jesus 1
  • Chae Hyun Jesus 2
  • Chae Hyun Korean war1
  • Chae Hyun Korean war2
  • Chae Hyun open handed
  • Chae Hyun Photography (2)
  • Chae Hyun Their tears
Haena Choi

My work has focused on the concept of ‘Restriction’. The reason why this topic came about was the experience of studying abroad in Beijing, China. On first arriving, I began by researching the practice of foot binding, which originated among court dancers in the early Song Dynasty (960-1279). The red ribbon featured in the artworks, binding the feet and faces, connecting the hands, and creating a physical representation of restriction. 

  • Choi Hae Na
  • Haena Choi Exhibition 1
  • Haena Choi Exhibition 2
  • Haena Choi Bound
  • Haena Choi Four Faces
  • Haena Choi Frames
  • Haena Choi IMG_0718
  • Haena Choi No Evil part 1
  • Haena Choi No Evil part 2
  • Haena Choi No Evil part 3
  • Haena Choi Relationship
Lisa Iwanaga

My art developed out of the central theme of Memory, the power of the brain to recall past experiences or information. In the broadest sense, there are three types of memory: sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory. I developed an interest into how memories are physically formed, works are categorized into four sub-concepts of memory, including ‘childhood memory’, ‘the biological relationship between physical movement and memory’, ‘personal memory of experience and emotions’ and ‘the record of memory’. 

  • Lisa Iwanaga
  • Lisa Iwanaga Exhibition Screenshot 1 new
  • Lisa Iwanaga Exhibition_Screenshot_2
  • Lisa Iwanaga Aren_t_you_reading_the_air_too_much_1__DONE_
  • Lisa Iwanaga Body_Remembers_Experience__DONE_
  • Lisa Iwanaga Childhood_Memory_1__DONE_
  • Lisa Iwanaga Creation__Retrieval__Loss_1__DONE_
  • Lisa Iwanaga Crude_Fish_1__DONE_
  • Lisa Iwanaga Fear_1__DONE_2
  • Lisa Iwanaga Frustration__DONE_
  • Lisa Iwanaga How_Deep_is_Your_Bucket__DONE_
  • Lisa Iwanaga Motor_Neurons_1__DONE_
  • Lisa Iwanaga Muscle_Memory__DONE_
  • Lisa Iwanaga Selective_Attention__DONE_
Pei-Jung Hermione Hsieh

The works are an exploration of the interaction between Nature and humankind. My parents taught me to appreciate and respect nature, this bond inspired me to create social commentary with my art. I started with the intention of capturing the beauty of nature, to generate the same appreciation for it in the viewer. As I researched this natural beauty I was overcome by the threat of pollution and manmade waste. As the process developed, I began to explore underlying themes, such as overpopulation and marine pollution.

  • Hermione Hsieh
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Exhibition_photo_1
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Exhibition_photo_2
  • Video IB Art Pei Jung Hsieh - Feeding
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Artificiality
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Entangled
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Harvest
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Natural Flow
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Overpopulation I
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Overpopulation II
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Trapped
  • Pei-Jung Hsieh Wrinkles of the World
Yiming Angela Wei

This exhibition explores how the human body responds to decay. Some works extend to multiple associations with decay, such as mental decay, ageing, and memory loss. The artwork, 'Red' depicts a decayed rose, alluding to the decay of romantic relationships. 'Grandmother', an oil painting depicting my aging grandmother, staring down towards the viewer, evokes the viewer's collective memory of elder relatives. There is a warmth and wisdom in the portrait, which is a tribute to the beauty and love associated with old age.

  • Angela Wei
  • Yiming Wei Exhibition 2
  • Yiming Wei Exhibition 1
  • Video IB Art Yiming Wei - Go ahead animation
  • Video IB Art Yiming Wei - They age with you
  • Yiming Wei Containers
  • Yiming Wei Go ahead
  • Yiming Wei Grandmother
  • Yiming Wei Lay their body
  • Yiming Wei Penetrate, Permeate, and Grow 2
  • Yiming Wei Penetrate, Permeate, and Grow
  • Yiming Wei Red
  • Yiming Wei The signs are clear enough
  • Yiming Wei Trapped
  • Yiming Wei Up
Zanda Stapelberg

The exploration of dreams and nightmares has been explored throughout art history. An interest in Surrealism urged me to explore topics related to fear and subconscious dream imagery, specifically in relation to nightmares.  One of my first artworks was a large-scale self-portrait drawing on which I projected the image of a skull, flashing in and out of view. My aim was to communicate my subconscious fears with the viewer feel through my art. The skull and skeleton became a symbol for fear and uncertainty in my artworks. 

  • Zanda Stapelberg
  • Zanda Stapelberg Exhibition 1
  • Zanda Stapelberg Exhibition 2
  • Zanda Stapelberg Blinded by fear
  • Zanda Stapelberg Beneath the surface
  • Zanda Stapelberg Beneath the surface Layer 1
  • Zanda Stapelberg Beneath the surface Layer 2
  • Zanda Stapelberg 2
  • Zanda Stapelberg Disintegrate
  • Zanda Stapelberg Rest
  • Zanda Stapelberg Torn
  • Zanda Stapelberg Wire you frightened Helpless
  • Zanda Stapelberg Wire you frightened Tear
  • Zanda Stapelberg Wire you frightened Triumph
  • Video IB Art Zanda Stapelberg - When you wake
  • Zanda Stapelberg When you wake 2
  • Zanda Stapelberg When you wake