Farlington student selected for Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition

December 2, 2016

Farlington is delighted to have a student selected to exhibit at the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Spring Exhibition in London next year.

A piece by Jacqueline Zhang, 18, who completed her Art and Design A Level in the summer, has been chosen to exhibit at this prestigious exhibition.

The RBA exhibition shows the best of contemporary representational painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) works in partnership with the RBA to find the most outstanding work by final year A Level students from around the country.

Jacqueline follows former student Eleanor Bell whose work was exhibited at the Spring Exhibition in March 2016.

NADFAS collaborates annually with the RBA to provide a platform for aspiring young artists to show their work. Nationwide and including the near continent, local NADFAS societies are invited to select the very best A Level artwork from students in their area and to submit that work to the RBA for consideration for selection in their Spring Exhibition in the Mall Galleries and in the Rising Stars Exhibition, which will be held at the Royal Overseas League in St James’s Street, London.

This year 284 works were submitted of which 22 will be exhibited.

Jacqueline, who was a full boarder at Farlington,  will have the title ‘RBA Scholar’ next to her work, ‘Seated Figure, at the show and will be invited to attend a private viewing at the Rising Stars Exhibition in March next year, in advance of the main exhibition which will run from Tuesday 21st March to Saturday 1st April 2017

Farlington’s Head of Art, Rosalyn Sprey, who taught Jacqueline in the Sixth Form, commented: “Jacqueline is an exceptionally talented student with incredible focus and creative awareness. It has been a joy to teach her and see her develop to such a high standard, and we are thrilled that this is being recognised with such a prestigious award.”

Ms Louise Higson, Headmistress, said, “We are very proud of Jacqueline; she is a credit to the school. I must also praise the work of our art teachers, Mr Gibbs and Mrs Sprey, who supported her during her A Level.”