Sevenoaks 2017 showcases the work of the International Baccalaureate candidates at Sevenoaks School. Each of the eighteen artists has followed a two year journey into their own creativity and has curated an exhibition that highlights their independence of thought and creative ambition. A great deal of emphasis is placed on experiment and exploration of processes and ideas.
Sevenoaks School sixth form pupils pursue the demanding International Baccalaureate. The qualification allows students to study a wide range of subjects throughout their Sixth Form, while giving them freedom to choose which subjects to study in greater depth. A number of opportunities exist for students to develop specialised knowledge and skills in topics that interest them most. The students exhibiting in this show have each selected Visual Arts as part of their programme of study. Some will pursue this interest on Higher Education courses, whilst others will puruse other academic strengths.
The work exhibited is the product of a structured course. Initially, pupils develop a range of technical skills in the first term, exploring demanding process with an emphasis on observation, experiment and critical reflection. Having established this visual vocabulary, the emphasis switches to freedom and individual expression. Students reflect on their creative strengths and through a sustained dialogue, they develop a body of work that both articulates their ideas and responds to the international creative context in which they find themselves.
This exhibition, the second to be held at Bargehouse, provides a climax to the course and an opportunity to promote and celebrate individual and group achievements.
Further details and examples of artists work can be found at www.soaksart.com
Date: 15 March 2017 - 19 March 2017
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm