29 September 2017

Celebrating the Visual Arts 2017

The Visual arts took pride of place once again for the 7th consecutive year.

Celebrating the Visual arts here at NGHS and the tremendous hard work is something the whole art department look forward to.

We have again worked with many visual arts organisations, attended workshops, worked alongside artists, designers, film makers and galleries. The level of projects that took place between Arts organisations and the Art and Design department was unprecedented. We already have many projects booked in for the forthcoming year and we are very much looking forward to extending our work even further.

Over 400 primary school pupils visited the exhibition, attended workshops and created either a piece of handmade felt, print or photographs.

On display was the unique work produced by our very talented art students from year 7 to year 11.  The work ranged from a KS3 cultural projects to the final examination pieces of our GCSE students. The work covered a wide variety of media from collage, painting, drawing and, for the second time this year, photography.

We invited parents and visitors to an open evening which was well attended, on parent said,

“It’s amazing to see the standard of work the students produce and to see how the school celebrates students from all year
groups and abilities.”

Jamie Thomas – Visiting exhibitor

We always have a visiting exhibiter and this year we were very pleased to exhibit the exciting work of Jamie Thomas from the Seashell Trust.  Jamie’s photographs from 2015-2017 were on show.

Future Events The Expressive and Performing Arts Faculty 2017-2018

October- Black History month singing event with vocalist Carla Ellington

November- The drama department performs to primary schools across Wythenshawe.

December- Winter Wonderland, the annual Christmas showcase.

March- An Evening of Dance

Summer term- The Grand Performance Week/The Visual Arts festival.

In addition to the events programme above which is open the public, the EPA faculty hosts events for our pupils throughout the year.


To view more images of the Art Festival, please view our online gallery here.  For regular updates from across the faculty, please visit our EPA blog.

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