6th October 22
On the 4th of October, a selection of our best student Artworks were entered into the annual London West Area Independent Schools Association Art Competition at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, near Maidenhead.
DLD won a total of six awards, including a first prize for drawing in the most senior year category, Key Stage 5. Most pleasing was the fact that the awards were spread across six different categories, reflecting the strength and breadth of the Art & Design provision at DLD. This included awards in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture (created within the Graphic Communication A Level Course), photography, and sketchbook categories, at Key stage 4 GCSE and Key Stage 5 A Level.
A Level Key Stage 5 Awards
1st Prize: Drawing – Individual: Key Stage 5 (A-Level)
‘Inner City’ – black & white image printed onto paper by Nicola Y
Highly Commended: 2-D Art – Individual: Key Stage 5 (A-Level)
‘Time in the City’ – Oil paint on Canvas by Nicola Y
Highly Commended: 3-D Art / Sculpture– Individual: Key Stage 5 (A-Level)
‘Origami Bird’ – hanging construction – paper, paint with burnt areas by Virginia B
(made within the Graphic Communication A Level Course)
Highly Commended: Photography – Individual: Key Stage 5 (A-Level)
‘Anger – Ukraine 2022’ – colour untreated digital photograph by Esther L
GCSE Key Stage 4 Awards
Highly Commended: 2-D Art – Individual: Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
‘Fear’ – Acrylic Painting on Canvas by Annie D
Highly Commended: Sketchbook – Individual: Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
‘Man-Made & Organic’ – Creative, technical, and contextual Research Sketchbook – Annie D
I am extremely grateful to Ben Clements and Tara Garden, our Art Technician, for all the time and effort they have put into co-coordinating our submission. Their hard work and support are greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank my Art Department Colleagues whose collective students’ achievements always allows us to submit an extremely strong and varied selection of work.
Jonathan Parkhouse – Art & Art Foundation Co-ordinator / University Applications Tutor DLD College London