A level art students from Plymouth’s Devonport High School for Girls will show their work in a professional exhibition at the University of Plymouth. They are exhibiting alongside 12 local professional artists, including international photographer Eliot Siegel, trend-setting jewellery designer Nicola Hurst and abstract painter Teresa Wicksteed.
The idea for this show originated four years ago from the girls` desire to curate their own art exhibition.
Head of Art at the school, Richard Sunderland, has developed this annual selling exhibition as a valuable learning experience and fitting climax to two years of personal advanced level study. There is also an illustrated guide to the artwork and artists, in the form of a beautifully photographed book, available to buy from the exhibition, or online.
Richard told ArtsCulture: “This exhibition completes the students’ work, tt is not just an academic test. To exhibit alongside established professionals enriches the whole experience and makes for true work-related learning. I think the professional artists feel that we can all learn from each other in this collaboration!”
The show is called Signpost because Richard’s students are all about to embark on new directions, through further education or careers. The invited professional artists are creative thinkers pointing the way forward to the diverse ways in which art is currently developing in the South West.
Signpost: a Change of Direction exhibition at Cube 3 Gallery, Portland Square, Plymouth University takes place from July 6 to August 17, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm