The annual Anna Airy Award Exhibition showcases the wealth of emerging artistic talent among young people in the local area between the ages of 16 and 23. ✨🎨
Everyone has the potential to be creative. Therefore, at the Royal Hospital School we encourage all pupils to try something new, discover hidden passions and use their imaginations.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIMENTATION
Opportunities for experimentation are numerous. The curriculum includes both art and design in Years 7 to 9 as well as GCSE and A Level options. In the co-curriculum, there are clubs and societies for all ages based around the Art and Design Departments as well as the opportunity to catch up on coursework after school.
In the Design Department, pupils have access to well-equipped workshops for three-dimensional work in wood, metal, textiles and plastic and in the well-equipped food technology rooms, they can learn about the complexities of food product design. The Centre also has laboratories for control and electronics and computer-aided design (CAD) facilities.
A HUB OF CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY
The Art Department is a hub of creativity and originality, where pupils can experiment in a wide range of media including photography, textiles, pottery, print and sculpture as well as more traditional painting and drawing materials. There are light and airy art and textile studios, with permanent personal studio space for sixth form pupils and a photographic darkroom and Photoshop classroom.
AN OUTSTANDING REPUTATION
The Art and Design Department enjoys an outstanding reputation, with pupils' work being exhibited all year round in the superb exhibition atrium.
RHS ART EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
Some of our GCSE and A Level artworks were exhibited in the prestigious ‘artEast’ exhibition at Framsden Hall Barn. The schools' section of the show featured works by pupils from RHS, Framlingham College, Ipswich School and Orwell Park.
Everyone has the potential to be creative. Therefore, at RHS we encourage all pupils to try something new, discover hidden passions and use their imaginations.
You're invited to the Art, Design and Technology Summer Exhibition! Join us for a captivating showcase of creativity, talent, and innovation at our Preview Evening and Open Viewing event.
Our Year 9 artists are working on a project which highlights the school’s focus on 'global awareness'. The 'Dress a Girl Around the World' project provides clothing and support for children in poverty or in need around the world.
Our Art Department held its very first Creative Futures Fair last week. Creative professionals, RHS alumni currently studying creative courses, and representatives from creative universities all attend the event. The fair aims to provide a glimpse into the various pathways available for creative degrees, careers, and futures.
VIEW SOME OF OUR PUPIL ART WORK BELOW
ART BEYOND SCHOOL
CREATIVE FUTURES FAIR
Our Art Department held its very first Creative Futures Fair this year. Creative professionals, RHS alumni currently studying creative courses, and representatives from creative universities all attended the event. The Fair aimed to provide a glimpse into the various pathways available for creative degrees, careers and futures.
Harriet Barber, Head of Art, comments: "The UK has a creative economy worth £27 billion and culture brings around £850 million to the UK each year, so as an industry, it is one of our fastest-growing. We are really keen to ensure our pupils understand the value of creative education and can see pathways into creative futures. Our Creative Futures Fair was a great way for pupils to engage with this."
Listen to Freya Richmond, Art Alumni, Sit Down With RHS episode below