Southam College Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2014

Written by on June 24, 2014

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On Monday 23rd June Southam College’s annual AS/A2 Level Fine Art and Photography exhibition took place. The exhibition featured student’s work in a variety of forms; including: drawing and painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, digital media, digital and darkroom photography and moving image.

For the most senior students, almost all of whom are going on to pursue their creative interests at university, this is the culmination of two years hard work. For all students it is simultaneously an exciting and terrifying time; exciting because, if for no other reason, we make art so that other people may see it and terrifying because to make your art public is to lay bare your soul. But in doing so, it should be clear to anyone passing through this exhibition, or indeed all the others that will be going on in schools up and down the country, why it is vital that opportunities to stimulate our student’s personal and creative growth are not marginalised or excluded altogether. If one can imagine a world without culture in all its’ myriad forms, then it is not difficult to imagine a void at the heart of a school curriculum without the creative arts.

Listen to Interview with Andrew Valentine, Head of Art at Southam College about the Fine art & Photographic Exhibition:


Reporter @lianekate

Slideshare Curator: @soulcruzer

Photo Credit: Amy Spencer

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