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Art Exhibition Draws a Good Crowd

01 July 2016

Hundreds gathered on Tuesday 28 June to celebrate girls’ artistic achievements in this year’s Art Exhibition and Golden Sketchbook Awards. In contrast with some school exhibitions all the work produced this year by all girls was on display so that everyone had a chance to showcase the results of their creativity. This made for some exceptionally lively and creative displays across all three studios in the Art department. Amongst a host of ceramic dogs, figurines and stylish vases the Ceramics studio was remarkable for its spectacular “Come Dancing” display, complete with sparkling lights and glitter ball.

The Fine Art studio’s Matisse inspired dancers and aboriginal style paintings left the viewer with a wonderful sense of vibrancy and with the sheer enjoyment of the possibilities of colour.

The Graphic Design studio contained many examples of the posters and book covers that girls of all ages have been producing this year, reflecting the high quality of the photography our excellent studio facilities make possible.

In addition, visitors were able to see many of the short videos that have been such an important part of the graphic design area’s work this year. The American film director, Davis Guggenheim has agreed to an annual prize to be awarded in his name and judged a shortlist of our favourite movies submitted to him for his scrutiny. Bella Poxon’s “Tempus”, the first winner of this prize, won Mr Guggenheim’s particular praise for the quality of its cinematography as well as for its costume, lighting and the storytelling that underlies it.

Amongst the many prizes distributed during the evening the Golden Sketchbook Junior awards went to Georgie Healy and Sophie Taylor, the Golden Sketchbook Senior awards to Sunayna Bhatia and Chloe Adams. The Purser Memorial Bowl was awarded to Emma Shortland, in recognition of her exceptional talent, her enthusiasm and her commitment to the department throughout her time at EHS.

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