Trinity’s creative talent on show at Art, Design & Technology exhibition
On Thursday 17th March, Trinity School held its annual Art, Design and Technology exhibition, with the theme this year being ‘Illusion’.
Students were tasked with creating either an art piece, product, architecture or fashion design or to create a cake based on the theme, allowing students to demonstrate their creativity across art, design and food.
Trinity staff were impressed by the highly thoughtful and imaginative responses produced by the students and had a tough job narrowing down students’ entries to create a shortlist that formed an exhibition for students, parents and staff. Students certainly rose to the challenge of exemplifying the school’s motto of ‘Personal Excellence’, with the dedication and time put into the entries this year.
We were delighted this year to have guest judges, Sabrina Talana-Carruth, a local designer and maker, Jan Murray, Education Officer at Newbury and District Agricultural Society and Emma Clifton-Brown, artist in residence at Trinity School, judging the entries. The judges were incredibly impressed with the standard of work from students and commented on the difficulty of selecting winners amongst the high levels of engagement, enthusiasm and creative flair seen in the entries.
Students and parents were then invited to see students’ work on display on the evening of the 17th, where awards were then presented to students in third, second and first place for each category; art, design and cakes.
This year’s winning design entry was produced by Samuel Donegan in Year 10, who created a digitally designed architectural model for an ‘upside down house’, which focused on structural illusion and sustainable living and inclusivity for homes of the future. The winning cake design was produced by Year 7 student, Louise Colby, who created an illusion cake that looked like noodles; and the winning art entry was produced by Milly Purcell in Year 12 who created a painting that plays with the illusion of the human form and facial features.
We are incredibly proud of all of our students who entered work this year and this competition, which we hold annually, provides students with the opportunity to develop their interest further for the disciplines of art, design, technology and food beyond the curriculum and provides an opportunity for all students to shine with their creative talent.