A-level Summer Exhibition Online 2017
Here, There and Everywhere
12 June - 20 August 2017
Selected from over 2,400 submissions, the A-level Summer Exhibition Online is a showcase of the UK’s young artistic talent.
This year, 1,200 aspiring artists attending sixth form colleges or schools submitted their work to the A-level Summer Exhibition Online 2017. Take a look at this exhibition of 49 outstanding works of art, selected by our expert panel: Royal Academician Wolfgang Tillmans, curator Per Rumberg, and RA Schools student Jessy Jetpacks.
Having work chosen to appear in the A-level Summer Exhibition Online is a great achievement for young artists in the UK. Many of these students will go on to develop their talents at art school and in their careers. Students from all over the UK enter their works and the exhibition showcases a rich variety of styles and media: from drawing and video to sculpture and prints, painting and photography.
Held to coincide with the world’s largest open-entry exhibition, the Summer Exhibition, this online equivalent for artists aged 16–18, signals an exciting future for art in this country. Be among the first to discover these artists now.
"It is easy to dismiss 16-18 year-olds as not knowing what they are thinking and feeling. But the privilege of being on the jury this year allowed me to witness the clarity of thought, vision, and intuition that a young mind has. I think Here, There and Everywhere deserves a great deal of attention and so do the artists selected. As always there is the quagmire of drawing the line, in or out. We, the jury, would like to send a great deal of encouragement to those who didn’t just make the cut, to not lose faith, and to carry on exploring your vision. Next time, yours might get selected."
– Wolfgang Tillmans
Please note, this exhibition contains some adult content.
St Mary's School Calne
I was inspired by the use of cognitive dissonance by numerous video artists and related that to my interest in the perception of female body hair. I took audio from a male grooming pubic hair ad and overlaid it with an almost 'how-to' guide for dying your armpit hair. In The Pits, I suggest that men are encouraged to experiment with their body hair and so can women. Female body hair isn't gross, as the patriarchy suggests, it can be used to experiment with. Your body is a canvas, have fun with it!
1938. Giacometti has been thrown out of the Surrealists. He isolates himself from Parisian life, holed up in his studio, Samuel Beckett being one of few visitors. He thinks back to his childhood and his encounters with a frightening dark rock. He drinks coffee, chain smokes and eats simple food, bread and ham. My video recreates this episode in Giacometti's life. I took ideas from Beckett's plays such as repetition and futility to show the mental anguish of Giacometti.
Contained Still Life
Sutton High School
Using the base of Giorgio Morand's work, due to the compositional balance and simplicity of the subject matter, to initiate the film. Nam June Paik inspired the shots that are of the outside of the box, playing with the ideas of reality in art, putting another dimension into the film concerning the actual making of the art. With my exploration of The Neon Demon and the range of techniques used – static camera, geometric compositional elements, coloured lighting, as well as the music, I feel the inanimate subject matter gains a sense of emotion.