On Monday 9th July, Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education, formally opened an exhibition of the GCSE, AS and A Level art, design and photography students of Crickhowell High School at the Oriel CRiC Gallery in Crickhowell. The event was well attended by members of the local community, Governors, school staff and students and members of Rotary Club of Crickhowell.
The work on display was a celebration and showcase of the skill and imagination of the students, as well as a demonstration of the wide variety of media used, such as large-scale acrylics, colour pencil and permanent drawing inks from Abigain Williams, Oscar Taber and Ben Tiley, sculptures from Tesni Adams and Lottie Prosser-Wrench, and sketchbooks from Cari Lewis and Ben Tiley.
This year, the students took inspiration from the wider world, such as Michaelangelo’s David and Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art. The Design Technology students featured some wonderful pieces – a scaled architectural model by Guy Brown, a chess table by Louis Vaughan and a laminated table by Bethan Chamberlain. The photography work featured the winning and highly recommended entries for the Rotary Club’s Young Photographer Competition South Wales District Final from Scott Goodsell and Tommy Phillips.
The exhibition closes on Saturday 14th July but will form a regular event in the calendar of the Art & Design Technology Faculty of Crickhowell High School.
Below is a gallery of pictures from the opening night.