Serendipity showcases young artists

St. Ignatius School’s upper
school’s art students staged their annual art show on Sunday, 14 March.

Serendipity, a one-night only
exhibition,  was held in the school’s
music suite, and attracted over 125 people showcasing the course work of the
school’s 19 Year 10 to 13 art students.

“The students in Years 10 and 11
are working towards their IGCSE Art & Design qualification, and those in
Years 12 and 13 are studying for their – ‘A’ level qualification, the school’s
Head of Art & Design, Bernadette Devlin, explained.

Using a variety of media, including
pencil, charcoal, pastel, batik, gouache and acrylic and subject matter such as
seascapes, still life and portraiture, the all-female exhibition displayed art
that had either been created as course work and for external examinations.
Serendipity was an opportunity for friends, family and teachers to see the work
before some of it was submitted to the Cambridge Examination Board.

Each student work was given a
display board to mount and arrange their pieces. During the two-hour show, exhibitors
were on hand to field questions about their work.

 “All of these young people have learnt and
have grown from the experience of presenting their own work for public exhibition,”
said Miss Devlin added.

“The
exhibition gave the art students an opportunity to show their creative talents,
it was a bright cheerful evening with a positive vibe and I was proud to view
my daughter’s achievements.  I enjoyed  the beautiful art work on
display and each piece was an personal interpretation with its own unique quality,”
said Linda Brown.

Rachelle Rivers was one of the
exhibitors whose artwork drew particular attention. The 18-year-old Year 13 student
was displaying work at the school for the last time having secured a place at
the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia.

Another promising student was Karen
Salcena. The 17-year-old hopes to attend art school in Manila, Philippines when
she graduates.

“As always this show was a lot of
hard work for one night, but the benefit to these students makes it worthwhile,”
said Miss Devlin.

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