Our talented students in Year 8 have certainly impressed this term as they produced work in response to a live brief provided by the Forgiveness Museum in Steyl, The Netherlands. The museum exhibits all kinds of pieces on the subject of forgiveness and reconciliation. It is also the only museum in the world that is focused on these theme's. Right now, their exhibition is especially focused on youth to encourage us to think about what forgiveness is and what it means in a world full of conflict and oppression.
We researched people who embodied or inspired forgiveness, and used our newly honed portraiture skills and mono-printing techniques to capture their likenesses. To emphasize our concepts further, we used transfer techniques to include quotes that encapsulate our message.
All year 8 students produced an outcome and twelve pieces were selected by the Year 13 IB Visual Arts students. Eric commented that he was “flabbergasted by the almost abstract nature of the layered portraits.” Whilst Yeonwoo was inspired by the students’ “impressive and sophisticated compositions.” It was the “imaginative and bold use of colour” that captured the attention of Felipe.
Congratulations to the following students, whose work will be exhibited at the Forgiveness Museum until February 2018.