Inspiring exhibition at Downlands

June 27, 2017

The 2017 Downlands GCSE Fine Art, Art Textiles and Technology Exhibition showcased the work of the exceptionally talented students at Downlands.

With a wide range of techniques and work on display Matt Freestone, guest of honour, was given the impossible task of choosing this year’s winner of the de la Vigne Award for Art.

Television cameraman and successful photographer, Matt gave an inspiring speech on the value of art in all of our lives and encouraged  students to continue their creative activities in the future.

There were eight nominations for the award; the nominations were Megan Baker (planning to study Fine Art/Photography at Varndean), Poppy Haward (planning to study Fine Art at BHASVIC), Jonah Brenner, James Hall (planning to study Fine Art at BAHSVIC), Will Worthington (planning to study Fine Art at BAHSVIC) , Jemima Callaghan (planning to study Fine Art at BAHSVIC), Laurence Bates (planning to study Fashion at the Kensington & Chelsea College)  and Charlotte Hodge (planning to study Theatrical Hair & Makeup at Northbrook).

The high standard of work made the task of choosing a winner very hard but for his excellent photography and painting and for his enthusiasm and passion for art, this year’s worthy winner was Will Worthington.

Congratulations to Will and all the students who made the exhibition such an inspiring evening.