The Joanna Field Gallery at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven will be exhibiting art works by local pupils.
The exhibition from September 15 to 28 will see 43 Milford Haven School pupils, aged 15 to 16, who undertook GCSE Art last summer taking part.
Getting this exhibition under way is no mean feat and the pupils have spent a great deal of time and effort completing their masterpieces under the watchful eye of their art teacher, Mr Chris Green. They are encouraged to use as many different materials as possible ranging from painting in watercolours and acrylics, printing, sculpture, collage, clay work, printing and many more.
“The exhibition is a celebration of art work created by the pupils in their final year and a chance for the local community to be able to see what they have achieved,”explained Katie George, Art Technician at Milford Haven Comprehensive School.
“This will be the ninth exhibition the school has arranged. We started off in Milford Town Hall and then were very excited to be able to show our annual art event in the Torch. This will be the fifth year showing in the Torch, which has been really fantastic as it gives us a chance to show the work of the pupils in a professional setting, and also in a central place that is easy to access and very pleasant to visit.
“The pupils work on their individual investigations. They pick a theme of their choice and then work through with artist research that connects to their theme. They then follow with lots of experimentation using different media and materials also painting, drawing and sketching. They then have their two-day exam, which they have spent time planning for using all the skills and materials they have now become familiar with to produce a final piece that will be shown in the exhibition.
“It's always exciting to tell the pupils that their final pieces will be on show in an exhibition in The Torch and generally they are excited for that to happen. They are so busy trying out new materials and ideas during their lessons, that they don't really think about the exhibition itself until they are invited to see their work at the Torch. When they come with their parents or friends, it's usually a real 'Feel Good Factor' of achievement, which is always great to see. The whole ambiance and setting created at the Torch is perfect!”