Artwork 2018

Buxton schools exhibit GCSE and A Level Artwork at Buxton Museum

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Every year Buxton & Art Gallery host – ‘Artwork’ – an exhibition featuring the very best work from Buxton Community School and St Thomas More School GCSE and A Level Art students.

Now in its 18th year, Artwork 2018 includes a broad range of media and styles and the standard of work this year is once again exceptional, featuring highly imaginative and colourful themes. The work produced by the students continues to evolve year on year to include a diverse range and demonstrate a huge breadth of imaginative creativity.

Artwork 2018

Ceri with her work, ‘Abbie in the City’.

Quality of ideas and final pieces give the young artists the confidence to explore in both two and three dimensions. Excitement, genuine enthusiasm and creative energy are reflected in the work produced by students of all levels and abilities.

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Left: Emily with her pencil drawings, ‘Moth I & Moth II’, Right: Austin with his photograph, ‘Spirit of the Cave’.

Both schools are proud of the work and believe that the visual arts have a role to play within the local community, and ‘Artwork’ enables the young people of the town to exhibit their work to a much wider audience.

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A selection of the work on display at the exhibition.

For most, their art courses extend and enrich their personal life experiences and for some it is a prelude to a degree leading onto a career in the arts. The work seen here are surely artists of our future generation.

Peter Oates, teacher and Head of Art teacher St Thomas More School, said at the launch of the exhibition, “Our 18th year of the exhibition demonstrates once again that art as a subject is still so very relevant. In recent years so many creative subjects have been removed or reduced in the national curriculum – but there’s still very much a place for art as a subject and the arts industry continues to grow, despite these cuts. Many thanks as always to Buxton Museum & Art Gallery for continuing to give the schools this opportunity  – the exhibition really does look fantastic”.

Artwork 2018 is now open and entry is free.


Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Terrace Rd, Buxton SK17 6DA

Entry / Cost: Admission FREE, donations welcome

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (Sundays and bank holidays, from Easter to September 12 noon to 4pm)

Last admission to the upstairs galleries is 15 minutes before closing time.

T: 01629. 533540

W: derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/buxton-museum/buxton-museum-and-art-gallery