student’s art work selected for Royal Academy Online Exhibition

Friday June 15, 2018

A Concord student’s A Level art work has been selected for a prestigious national exhibition. Sixth former Anna’s work, ‘Black and White,’ was one of only 43 pieces selected, from some 2,100 submissions, for the A Level Summer Exhibition Online 2018 at the Royal Academy. The selection process for the exhibition was rigorous and the three curators, Royal Academician Mali Morris, RA Curator Desiree de Chair and RA Schools student Hamish Pearch commented on the tenderness and passion of the work. They also admired ‘the forensic way that the students explored their themes and subjects’. Mali Morris said, “Our thanks to every student who entered – all contributed to the excitement of this project. We were amazed by the strength of the shortlisted works, by their energy, inventiveness and sense of exploration.” Anna, who has only been studying art for just over a year, was absolutely delighted but very surprised at her achievement. She said: “I could not believe it when I found out. It gave me a real boost and I think it helped to make me feel more relaxed about my other exams.” Said Concord’s Head of Art Mr Anthony Hudson: “Success and achievement on this level is a fitting end to Anna’s time in the Art department. She has worked tirelessly on some wonderful projects and to have her creative ability and ideas recognised by an institution as important as the Royal Academy is something of which she should be very proud. “To be part of a show of this prestige, in the Academy’s 250th year, is something we all celebrate and as a department we wish her well for exciting times ahead at UAL,” he added. Anna receives a certificate in recognition of her achievement. When she leaves Concord she will continue her studies at University of the Arts London (Chelsea) and hopes to work in the art and design industry in the future. The exhibition will be live on the Royal Academy website until the 19th August.