On Friday March 24, our talented IB Visual Arts students launched their IB Art Exhibition entitled “The Collective”. Named by the students themselves, The Collective represents their inclusive nature of diverse opinions and approaches to art within the group.
Dulwich College Beijing’s annual IB Visual Arts Exhibition is one of the highlights of the school calendar where our students conclude and celebrate a demanding two-year course of study. Perhaps what differentiates this year’s cohort’s works from those of previous years is how much the toll and challenges of the past few years are reflected in their works.
Senior School Head of Art Yvette Stride acknowledges these challenges and commends her students for delivering. Brimming with pride, she shared, “I congratulate the students on their resilience, in maintaining their artistic spirits during such a challenging time. I also congratulate them on their courage in displaying the most contemplative parts of themselves to a larger audience. Lastly, I congratulate the students for creating an environment in our classroom of acceptance, that allowed for critical feedback and authentic work.”
The IB Visual Arts course is a rigorous programme of study that encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries and convey their messages from different perspectives and contexts while experimenting with multiple techniques and skills. The programme aims to foster confidence, high technical skills and generate critical thinking as they navigate self-directed topics
Congratulations to the students and to the teachers: Senior School Head of Art Yvette Stride for organising the programme with the Art Team Mrs Ozemoya and Mr Ong, with amazing support from Ms Maureen Huang and Ms Alice Song who helped set up the show and organise the exhibition, the IT department, Ed Tech and Design Teams as well as the Marketing and Operations Team for promoting and set-up, respectively.