Art Photography and Media Exhibition
In this year’s Art Photography and Media Exhibition students showed off their art skills by using a variety of media and art techniques. The display could be admired in the Jowett Centre.
Here are some comments from the artists about their works, inspirations and messages behind their pieces:
Cars by Will
This exhibition is about my hobby which is cars. I have used a wide variety of different techniques and artists for inspiration such as Harold Edgerton, using the high speed photography technique. I’ve also used self-thought up ideas such as using my model cars to make them look more realistic. I have used both digital and darkroom techniques.
National Trust home products project by Rachel
For my brief, I was given a brief from the National Trust for a new a eco scheme at the Vyne Hampshire where they had just completed a new wildlife garden. Wildlife gardening involves providing food and habitats for wildlife in our gardens. Many wild species – such as bees, butterflies, hedgehogs and amphibians – are suffering huge declines thanks to a combination of habitat loss, pesticides and climate change. With this is mind, I was asked as a designer to come up with designs to go on a range of products to sell in the National Trust shop to raise further funds to promote and encourage the development of more wildlife gardens.
Technique: Stencilling spray paint
Wheelchair accessories project by Ellis
I have always been interested in designing for disability so I decided to create my own set brief to design a range of fabric that could be printed for wheelchair seating, blankets and rain ponchos. I am aiming my designs for a younger audience between 4 and 8, but I feel my designs could work for older teenagers too if they like a bit of colour.
Technique: Mixed media, Photoshop
Level 3 exam project: Disability Awareness by Emily
For my project, I decided to focus on how disabled people feel they are invisible. People often speak to our carers before trying to communicate or engage with us which is very annoying.
Techniques: Drawing stencil and spray paint.
Deforestation by Harriet
My work is about deforestation. I created this piece of work to try to stop people destroying the beautiful world. The use of angry quick mark making, dark colours and chaotic space communicate the message that we need to act now with regards to the environment.
Technique: Mark making with pen and collage.
Fashion design by Miruna
I displayed some of my patterns that I created on Photoshop and placed them inside my designer outfits. I was trying to achieve a colourful look for a fun, outgoing person.
Technique: Photoshop, printing mixed media
Toys Project by Hannah
For my project I was asked to create images for an exhibition to celebrate toys throughout history. I concentrated on toys that have been around for many years such as Lego, Barbie and teddy bears.
Techniques: Coloured pencil, paint Photoshop and lino printing.
Fashion design by Ella
I created repeat patterns using Photoshop and placed them inside my designer outfits. I was trying to achieve a colourful look for a fun, outgoing young person who likes clubbing.
Technique Photoshop, printing mixed media
Illustration project by Natty
For my project, I decided to design a book cover for a book titled Nocturne. I also designed a range of greeting cards and one was chosen as an e-card for Treloar’s fundraising department.
Technique: Mixed media Photoshop
Experimental unit by Phoebe
I experimented with lots of different techniques. The photography techniques I tried were projection photography, misaligned photography, dark room photography and reflection photography. One of my themes was sun flowers inspired by Van Gogh’s sun flower image. I also have recreated photos from famous artists and put my own spin on them.
Album cover designs by Joe
My exhibition shows a selection of album cover designs representing different types of electronic music genres. I chose to put the album covers in rows of three to match the Instagram layout.
Experimental unit: Identity by Ben
This work was created as part of my experimental unit where I did the theme of identity. Most of these images were to do with loss and the feeling of loneliness.
Identity by Isobel
This year, the theme of my work has been Identity. I have explored a wide variety of different photography techniques. The two A2 collages are part of my art unit, I researched artists and then I recreated their well-known pieces of art. For my theme of identity, I chose to take pictures of my face and other parts of my body.