We would like to say big welcome back to all the students at APS and special congratulations to our GCSE students and A Level students on their fantastic results this year. The GCSE and A2 Art students both achieved 100 % pass rate and the A2 Photography students 96 %. The results this year were our highest results to date and we extremely proud of the students hard work. We wish them all the best for the future and look forward to working with them this year.
Congratulations to Photography student Joao Recife 12P whose work was entered in last months men’s magazine ‘Pause’. Joao has been interning for Pause magazine over the last year. Joao hopes to study a degree in Photography next year and become a professional photographer.
Check out his work on the link below
This year the Art department created a new scheme of work for the year 8 students called ‘My London’ based on their local area and community. Student sourced information from their personal interests and objects that defined their local area. Students were introduced to different street artists including Banksy and made critical studies and visual responses to his work. Students learned how street art can be used as an expression of our culture and a way of expressing political messages. Students final pieces were based on their class work and homework tasks where students created their own A2 size graphical street art posters using their primary and secondary sources. Here are just a few of the some of the final pieces created at the end of last term. Posters can also be found in the Art Corridor and on display in the conservatory.
During the Easter term the Art department visited a range of Art and Photography exhibitions. Have a look at our recommended Top 4 to visit and use in your A02 exam preparation studies:
- Alexandra McQueen Exhibition at V & A Museum – Until 2nd August 2015
- Saatchi Gallery – PANGAEA II: NEW ART FROM AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA 11 March 2015 – 6 September 2015
- Tate Modern – Marlene Dumas – until 10th May 2015
The British photographer makes the invisible visible in this electrifying display. Using Kodak Aerochrome, an infrared film, Thompson captured a haunted village in Kent and one of the most radioactive forests in the world, turning these verdant landscapes into blush red vistas that reveal aspects usually hidden to the human eye.
- Los Carpinteros
25 March – 24 May 2015
Preview: Tuesday 24 March, 6.30 – 9 pm
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Cuban art collective, Los Carpinteros (Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez). This exhibition, the duo’s first major show in a public London institution, includes extensive installations, sculptures, watercolour drawings and a film screening, which aim to explore and interrogate the functionality of architecture, design and the everyday object.
- Barbican Gallery – Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector – until 25 May 2015
Next week Thursday 19th March is Year 9 Options Evening. For those of you who are considering taking GCSE Art next academic year, please see details below.
Congratulations to the following students whose art work was entered for this year’s Saatchi Art Prize. The Saatchi gallery received over 20,000 entries from schools all over the world. The shortlisted candidates will be announced during March. Fingers crossed they get through.
All students have now started preparation work for their impending Art and Photography exams in April and May. Please ensure you use your lesson and independent time to ensure all tasks are complete before the exam. A copy of the preparation sheet and exam dates can be found below.