On Monday afternoon, we celebrated the work of Artemis Kwok our Higher Level Visual Arts Student. Artemis has worked extremely hard through her time with us in the Art School. The examination process is quite different through the IB Programme compared with that of the A’ level course and has a completely different set of challenges. Part of the examination is the ‘Exhibition’, where each student has to curate their own exhibition. So they need to consider how their work may be received by the viewing public.
I think this is an excellent exercise in itself, as it encourages us to deepen our own understanding of our sense of self. Interestingly Artemis, who is going on to study Psychology at university, focused on the theme of ‘Identity’. She looked at a range of issues and ideas surrounding this subject, which, to me, remained beautifully fluid as she referenced Grayson Perry and Henri Matisse. We are, after all, ever-changing as people as we come to terms with being ourselves.
Artemis focused on this area of humanity and the result if a wonderfully coherent body of work through exhibition. We wish you well, Artemis, for your remaining examinations and congratulate you for all that you have achieved so far.
Alongside Artemis’ work, we have exhibited a single piece of work from each of our Year 1 Visual Arts IB cohort. Each student selected a work which best represented their current thinking. The works were also supported by a statement from the Artists’. There will be more opportunities to see some of these works at the Art Exhibition in July.