Alumna Pip Thomas ’18 has secured a place at the Courtauld Institute in London. The Courtauld is a world leading centre for the study of history of art, conservation and curating and is tremendously competitive. Pip will start her BA (Hons) History of Art course in September.
Sixth Form art students also enjoyed a visit to London's galleries last week. The first stop was the National Gallery. With over 2,300 paintings in the collection, this was a whistle stop tour before heading to the National Portrait Gallery which holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The final venue was Tate Modern where students were given the chance to see the new Pierre Bonnard exhibition, the first major exhibition of Pierre Bonnard’s work in the UK since the much-loved show at Tate 20 years ago. It allowed the girls to discover Bonnard’s unconventional use of colour which made him one of the greatest colourists of the early 20th century.
Back in school, Sixth Former Natasha gave an insightful presentation to our Holdich Society on the need for more sustainable fashion. Few present were truly aware of the scale of damage done to the environment by the fashion industry and so it was shocking to learn that the manufacturing and sale of clothing currently acts as one of the biggest pollutants in the world, second only to the extraction and refining of oil.