The Art Department at KEVI have wowed the general public again this year with the showcase of artwork in our annual A-level Art & Design exhibition. This year the exhibition was titled “Surge” to make a comment about the significant number of students moving on to pursue a creative path of study after their time at the school studying art.
The exhibition took over the art department and contained exceptional examples of drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, film and sculpture. The work created was in response to themes ranging from the architecture of northern cities to retro toys and games, dreams and illusions to childhood memories.
Head of Art, Laura Summerson, commented, “We are so proud of the students’ hard work and dedication. They have been very independent and developed specialist skills in their own individual ways. Students are strongly supported by the art team and, in a time where many schools are squeezing the art, we are so pleased that are able to continue to provide fantastic opportunities for our artists, designers and architects of the future.”
Among the visitors to the exhibition was Morpeth’s Mayor, Alison Byard, who was equally impressed by the students’ achievements. She also paid testament to all of the teachers at the school, thanking them for their hard work and dedication to all of their students this year.
Photographed L-R: Laura Summerson (Head of Art), Alison Byard (Mayor of Morpeth), Sam Connor (Art teacher & Lead Learner), Laura Haley (Art Teacher)
Also photographed – a selection of A-level Art & Design work from the 2019 Art Exhibition ‘Surge’