The human form constructed from black tights, eerie paintings exploring light and dark, an installation with hanging logs and dripping paint; the focus of this year’s Art and D.T. exhibition is ‘the individual artist and designer’. It is a wonderful display of the diverse range of creative approaches from GCSE and A Level pupils. Throughout their work they have demonstrated exceptional skills in a variety of media, as well as a strong ability to respond to the work of other practitioners to inform their own practice. The exhibition shows the culmination of their explorations as well as gives the viewer the opportunity to see preliminary work in the form of sketchbooks.

The exhibition will be held in the Art Studios and Belstead Rooms here at the school. The exhibition will be open to the public on 29th June and will remain on display until 5th July.

Head of Art at Ipswich High School, Imogen Vickers, commented, “We are very excited to present the pupils’ work in this exhibition: a real testament to their hard work, creativity, and sophistication. With pupils exploring themes in very individual ways, the work is strong in its diversity and skill.”

Head of Three Dimensional Design, Joe Earley, commented, “We have an excellent range of creative GCSE and A Level Design work on show this year. From theatre sets to sculptures, tables, to large structures inspired by Aldeburgh. We also have a series of lights that are a response to recent media attention about pollution on our coastlines. It is a comprehensive set of work that is either visually exciting or thought provoking. Come along and see for yourself.”

We look forward to seeing you all at the exhibition.

Key design pieces from the exhibition will also be on display at Jimmy’s Festival, 21st & 22nd July.