Sixth formers showcase artistic talents

Posted: 19th July 2023

BUDDING artists showcased their talents at an end of year exhibition to remember, the culmination of two years of hard work.

Sixth form students from Barnard Castle School took over the display area of the town’s Witham community arts centre to display their A level artwork.

Around 60 friends, family and staff attended the evening to celebrate the end of their art and design A Level course, a major milestone in their learning before they embark on the next stage of their education. Work included oils, life drawing, textiles, print and photography.

Head of art Kate Baptist said: “The course covered a wide range of techniques then the students specialised in their own areas of interest. The young artists have been ambitious, the variety of work was impressive and the quality very high.”

For student Maddy Tyrrell-Edwards the course opened up a world of opportunities that saw her gain work experience with world-renowned fabric design house Zimmer + Rohde.

The 18-year-old, who was born in Richmond but now lives in Barnard Castle, exhibited her display of fabrics at the Witham.

She said: “I contacted  Zimmer + Rohde because I was interested in a career in interior design and they invited me for a week of work experience down in London, which was great.

“I was a bit nervous at first because it was out of my comfort zone but they were really nice, it was great fun and I am now considering taking a textile design degree at Leeds Arts University. The whole experience has helped me realise that I want to study and work in a big city as I find it very exciting.”

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