Art students from Years 9, 10, 12 and 13 have visited the Royal Cambrian Academy Gallery in Conwy where they have gained some inspiration from the recent exhibition called ‘Art of Perseverance’. This exhibition showcased the ways in which six artists have used art to cope.
Students were able to see inspirational artworks from talented artists Jan Gardner, Iwan Gwyn Parry, Peter Holloway, Mary Lloyd Jones, Tim Pugh and Gilly Thomas. Though each of these artists have faced different challenges, they are united in their use of art to continue through difficult times. Art, for them, is perseverance.
The last year has been particularly challenging for the arts and creative industries, despite this one of our students has been given the fantastic opportunity to exhibit her artwork at the gallery. Sixth form student, Lucy Birtwistle’s collection of her favourite pieces created during lockdown, are currently on display in the “Art in the Cupboard” cabinet in the lower gallery stairwell for all to see. An outstanding achievement, well done Lucy!