Art has never been more popular at Dean Close, with 50 pupils studying GCSE Art and 34 pupils studing A Level Art.
The BonBernard Gallery recently hosted a vibrant exhibition of Year 10 artwork which was produced during the first year of GCSE. Works included a range of ‘Hockney inspired’ landscape paintings, charcoal self-portraits, sculpted clay models and a variety of photography and print making. A wonderfully busy and colourful Private View evening gave pupils the opportunity to bring along family and friends to see their work, alongside teachers and visitors from other schools. There was also the chance to meet A level students and talk to them about their studies whilst they worked on pieces in the studio. The exhibition gave an excellent example of the breadth and calibre of Art and Design at the Senior School and was a superb opportunity to see a colourful range of work from such young talent.