Pupils show off '˜brilliant' works of art

STUDENTS from two schools have come together to share their passion for art with their families and friends.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 7:30 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:47 pm
Bay House School in Gosport held their Summer Art Show with a collection of artwork. Pictured is, left to right, Ryan Parnell (15), Leni Millard (14), Tom Brown (14) and Evan Watson (15). Picture: Sarah Standing

Pupils from Bay House School and Brune Park Community School in Gosport combined their efforts for an art exhibition of work from Years 7 to 11.

All work done was either part of the school curriculum or sent for GCSE examination.

Ryan Parnell, Year 10, created a fine art piece of a skull, flower and butterfly.

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Ryan said: ‘We started off by being given a theme to work with, and branched our ideas off from there.

‘The piece I made contrasts life and death with the flowers and butterfly against the skull.

‘I’m really quite proud – it’s nice to have your work on display for everyone like this.’

Evan Watson, also in Year 10, said: ‘I started by taking inspiration from the artist Magritte and loved the contrasts of the cloths over the heads.

‘I replicated that with a friend and created some sketches from there.

‘Art is great because it gives us that creative freedom to do whatever we want. I’ll definitely be carrying on with art in A-level.’

Tom Brown said: ‘I used the work of Andrew McIntosh as my inspiration.

‘It’s nice that there so much artwork here and that mine was chosen for the exhibition, because I didn’t think it would be.’

Bay House School art teacher Letitia Northcott said: ‘We set it up together with Brune Park School and it’s great to see so much great artwork here.

‘It’s really impressive – both schools have so much talent and it’s amazing that they have the chance to express themselves like that.’