10 Apr, 2015
10 : 00
This week, the annual Gubei Campus IB Visual Art Exhibition opened at a public gallery space in the Changning Library in Shanghai. Eleven IB art students in Year 13 transformed the bare walls of the gallery into a vibrant and professional-style art exhibition. With oversight from their IB art teachers, the students displayed two years worth of artwork that they created during their courses in the IB programme. Their tremendous body of work includes innovative sculptures, 3D paintings, photographic collages, and intricate sketches.
During the exhibition’s opening evening, students and their families, staff, and friends, gathered to get the first look at the impressive works of art. Guests were astounded by the incredible display of talents that filled the walls, floor, and even parts of the ceiling. Each student contributed their own unique style and perspective to the gallery and produced an array of work using a mix of traditional and alternative mediums.
Mr Martin Cockram, Head of Secondary Art at Gubei Campus, said that he hopes that the gallery provides more than just a glimpse into the students’ talent, adding “One of the beautiful things about art is how it can be passed on from one generation to the next. Our current Year 12 IB art students, as well as all younger students, can learn a great deal from our current Year 13 students’ achievements. We are immensely proud of what each one of these students have created, and we can’t wait to see what they achieve in university and beyond.”
The gallery is open to the public through April 15. For more about the IB Diploma Programme at YCIS, click here.