A group of A-level students from Southgate School have teamed up with North Middlesex University Hospital to launch an art exhibition on the theme of health.
The Art Show in the Atrium, of over a dozen works produced by 17–19 year-old students, opens on Thursday 22 February in the Edmonton hospital’s main atrium and will be on display for six weeks until
Around 30 students, teachers, parents and guests will attend a “private viewing” of the exhibition, on the theme of health, from 12.30–1.30pm on Thursday 22 April.
Art teacher, Annabelle Dawson, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our students to make a link with their local hospital where many of them, their friends and families have received care. I’m proud that they have staged this exhibition and are showing off their fantastic artwork in such a great location and that it will be viewed by thousands of local people over the coming weeks.”
Maria Kane, Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital, said: “We’re delighted to host these students’ brilliant artwork. It will uplift and inspire our staff, patients and visitors.”
The exhibition explores aspects of physical, emotional and mental health. The works include figurative and abstract works, portraiture and symbolism and uses a range of mixed media, mono-prints, images of body cells, expressive faces, the homeless, landscapes and symbolic fruit combine to reflect the students’ own personal understanding of health.
Student Eva Jones, aged 19, whose haunting portrait of a young woman is featured in the exhibition’s promotional posters, said: “We’re so excited and appreciative to be staging this show at North Mid. It’s a great opportunity for all of us and it makes us proud to think that we can contribute to the local community in this way.”
The launch event will include music performed by sixth formers from the school in Sussex Way, Cockfosters. Year 13 artists on show include Jenifer Vranozi, Melisa Kaplanbasoglu, Tyrell Little, Nadia Kaccouris, Katerina Kapourani, Rashi Khullar, Eva Jones, Grace Gowlett, Maddie Segal, Ruby Sampson and Helin Cetin.