On Monday 8th June The Wallace High School hosted a very enjoyable event which saw the Art and Design, Moving Image Arts and Music departments come together for an afternoon to celebrate the creative work of our pupils. It was a great turn out of pupils both current and past, parents, staff and Governors to ‘Celebrating Creativity’ with everyone enjoying the collective inspiring work of our exam students from these departments.
The afternoon was an opportunity for everyone to view an exhibition of the Art and Design and Moving Image Art work of the GCSE, AS and A2 pupils, whilst the musical compositions of the GCSE, AS and A2 pupils were playing in the exhibition rooms around the school. We also had the pleasure of live musical performances from Year 11 pupils who entertained with many pieces of well-known music in addition to some of their own great compositions.
The work displayed showed great diversification in terms of media, subject matter and techniques across the three subject areas. Many were highly experimental and innovative showing a great personal connection with work.
Parents in particular were delighted to see the end result of all the hard work from their children and in many cases it was the first time for them to see fully completed pieces.
A number of people commented on the “sustained high level work across the school” and the “standards continuing to be at a very impressive level”.
In the musical compositions we enjoyed listening to some of the work of past pupil Patrick Gardiner who has gone on to enjoy many successes in his musical career.
A number of pieces of both Moving Image Art work and Art and Design work have been recommended for inclusion in the ‘True Colours’ exhibition held by CCEA which showcases examples of work from among the best within Northern Ireland.
We look forward in the future to the return of our students to share with us their success stories from their careers in the creative industries and beyond and wish them well in all their endeavours.
Last modified: March 8, 2017