One of our talented students is already making waves as a young artist.
Joe, 17, has just finished his studies at Bede Sixth Form, and has had a piece of his artwork purchased after having it displayed in an exhibition in London.
This year’s exhibition theme “Cloud Land”, was set by Alexandra Palace to add to the celebrations of the restoration and reopening of the East Court and Theatre. The theme was based on exploring the ways in which “Art, Science and Technology came together in the exploits and experiments of early pioneers of aeronautics, and how this is still relevant today”.
Joe, a former student of Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth, submitted his main piece of artwork titled “Wu Xing (Five Elements)” with the help of our Art & Design teacher, Suzy. Another, smaller piece of Joe’s work was featured at the exhibition too.
To his surprise, one of the SFCA representatives expressed that they would like to buy the piece. Joe was surprised and delighted that there has been such interest in his work. He said: “I’m really chuffed that it’s not only gone to an exhibition but an exhibition in London as well, and then on top of that someone wants to buy it! It’s a great feeling, I’m still getting my head around it!”
Suzy, our Art & Design teacher, said: “Joe has consistently been a hard-working student since he started the course, and his work was a natural fit for the exhibition theme. He has worked hard to develop his line work and create really interesting pieces exploring relationships between the elements.”
Looking back over his time at Bede Sixth Form, Joe said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time here at Bede. The subjects have been interesting and the teachers have been brilliant – they really made studying here enjoyable. You’re treated like an adult and it’s a friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend the College to anyone considering studying here.”
If you’d like to read more about the exhibition and see pictures on the SFCA’s website, please click here
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