D’Art to be proud of in latest design show

Expressive, challenging, fearless and beautiful.  This was how the founder of internationally acclaimed design studio PearsonLloyd, Luke Pearson, described the work on display at this year’s D’Art exhibition, showcasing the very best of the school’s talented artists and designers from Year 3 to Year 13.

Opening the show at a Private View on 28 June, Mr Pearson, whose company has been named one of the top 50 ‘Shaping the Future’ designers, said that materials and methods had been fearlessly embraced by the students to produce striking and often challenging pieces of art and design.

Mr Pearson said: “As as practising creative, this show is full of promise and a delight to see.  The quality of the work far exceeds the age of the authors and what might be expected.  This is a testament not only to the departments but also to the creativity and the tenacity of the students.”

He continued: “Our creative industries are an incredible asset and one of our biggest exports. They are also an equalizer where women excel.  This show demonstrates many of the skills and talents are already evident.”

This year’s show was the largest yet, with work being divided between an Art gallery and a Design Technology gallery to house not only A level and GCSE work but also pieces from Year 3 in Junior School (vibrant Carmen Miranda headdress creations) and Years 7, 8 and 9.