Sculptures, fine art drawings, paintings, and printmaking designs were just some of the outstanding pieces of art displayed at Loughborough High School’s annual Art Show this month.
22 pupils from LHS showcased their artistic talents at the creative exhibition which took place on Thursday 8 June. The show is designed as an exhibition of pupils’ exam pieces and will display artwork from both GCSE and A Level pupils, most of whom have been working on their pieces for two years.
Karen Murphy, Head of Art at Loughborough High School said: “I am always bowled over by the intelligence and sophistication of the work our students produce at this time of year. Some of which would not look out of place in a Fine Art undergraduate exhibition. This exhibition stands testament to the individuality; fierce determination and considerable skills of our girls, all of whom we are extremely proud.”
The high standard of art displayed at this event has long been recognised, and former LHS pupil Lucy Crookes (LHS 2011), whose illustrations were selected by World Athletics to promote the Tokyo Olympics, also presented her work at the show when she studied Art and Design at the High School.
Lucy said: “Art and design was undoubtedly my favourite subject at school, and I followed my natural tendency towards 2D work, developing into a painter and illustrator. I learned colour theory, composition and how use all manner of materials to make my work impactful. I loved creating large vibrant paintings for the end of year shows at Loughborough High School.
“Ten years after leaving LHS, I landed a freelance job with World Athletics working as a graphic designer and illustrator covering the Tokyo Olympics. It was my illustrative skills, the beginnings of which had certainly been founded in Loughborough High School’s art department, that impressed and led to me gaining a full-time role with World Athletics. I now travel to events all over the world creating digital graphics and illustrations that promote the world’s best athletes.”