Category Archives: 6th Form Art

These entries show examples of work from GCE art exhibitions in Bucks Schools.

Stowe white cubes and charcoal

This amazing studio at Stowe was only opened in September. It is fascinating to see how the building is being used and how students work is being displayed. I am grateful to Brian for inviting me and a few colleagues … Continue reading

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Misbourne: strong structures and successful students

The work of this department is so very impressive. This has been a really difficult year for the school, but these teachers, and students, have produced work which is funny, quirky imaginative and very, very, well researched. The sheer amount … Continue reading

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Royal Latin skateboards and etchings

I don’t often see etchings, but I did like this set at the Royal Latin. They show the journey home from the city of the student’s godfather. They quality of the line is edgy and the whole set has a … Continue reading

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St Bernard’s: confident colour

I haven’t visited this show for some years so it was really good to see what this department is doing. The art rooms are rather industrial with breeze block walls and girder ceilings. But this makes it easy to hang … Continue reading

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John Colet: burning ice

I really liked the idea behind the photographs of a burning ice cube. A clever idea and good images. In fact many of these sets of photographs were really thoughtful and well researched – loved the images of a figure … Continue reading

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Chalfonts Community College: art and the art of games

This is always an exciting exhibition – partly because it is an event: prizes are given, students are celebrated, teachers are thanked. The fine art work always has a delightfully creative and idiosyncratic approach to coursework and special studies – … Continue reading

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John Hampden: in your face

I expect to see big bold paintings here and this year is no exception. In fact these portraits are huge and dramatic. Perhaps the limited space for display makes them seem even bigger and stronger. There is some delightfully fluent … Continue reading

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Beaconsfield High: skulls and dresses

It was good to visit Beaconsfield High again, I have known the teachers there for many years, every year you can see aspects of the work develop and move on. What was surprising this year was the strong, uncompromising imagery … Continue reading

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Waddesdon Style

I don’t know what it is but there is an almost innate sense of style and confidence in the graphics and photography in this art department. It has been there for years and I am sure it is passed on … Continue reading

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Sir Henry Floyd: tights, pebbles and lace

This is always one of the first shows in the season and it often gives me a surprise as I meet some of the original, innovative work of this department. Last year I remember A ‘vitrine’ and a barbed wire … Continue reading

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