British artist Goldie MBE will open ‘The Mad Artists Tea Party‘ on Monday 21 March at 3pm in the main lobby at BISP. The Grand Opening is open to the general public, and the exhibition runs until 27 May 2016.
This year’s IB Year 13 Visual Art exhibition at British International School, Phuket (BISP), entitled ‘The Mad Artists Tea Party’ promises to be an exciting and eclectic mix of visual art, with 99 pieces of original artwork on display by nine very talented student artists.
“This is one of the biggest groups of artists we’ve had in recent years,” says BISP Art Coordinator, and Art & Design Academy Director Claire Lester, referring to the nine artists sitting the IB Art programme at BISP, who are collectively behind this year’s IB Year 13 Visual Art exhibition, ‘The Mad Artists Tea Party‘.
The 99 artworks in total now on display around the school – the public exhibition is a required part of the IB course – cover a diverse range of techniques and styles, including paintings, sculptures, installations and digital pieces. “The standard this year is extremely high,” says Ms Lester, “with a truly eclectic mix of students, styles and approaches.”
For the IB exhibition, students must have a theme or style – for example, one student’s work evolved around fish, while another was inspired by manga. “The work is all up to them,” adds Ms Lester, “as teachers we are there to help guide them through the process.”
Every year BISP has a guest artist open the show – previous artists have included Phuket-based performance artist Romadon – and this year we are honoured to have renowned British artist, DJ, musician and actor Goldie MBE open the exhibition.
As well as officiating the launch, Goldie has also kindly loaned some of his remarkable and valuable artworks from his art collection ‘Lostribes’ to be part of the ‘The Mad Artists Tea Party’ exhibition.
“This is an amazing mix of students, with most of them having been at British International School, Phuket since Primary school,” says Ms Lester. “We are very proud of them, and of all our previous IB Art graduates , who have gone on to study at the world’s best art schools, including Central Saint Martins, Glasgow School of Art, and Parsons School of Design.”