A special exhibition gallery popped up in the Atrium this week, featuring the work of Year 13 Photography students.
The exhibition is the outcome of an assessment which requires students to produce an artwork that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a cultural context. The students have explored portraiture and its role in social critique – turning the lens on cultures we are familiar with, and want to challenge or celebrate.
"Part of the investigation involved understanding the ‘cultural context’ of a gallery exhibition – a context many students have had no experience of," says teacher of Photography, Ms Sophie McMillan.
"This meant making work that could be produced at a scale students are not always familiar with, and understanding how an ‘audience’ affects what we make, and how we think about it."
The exhibition will run until Friday.