Annual summer shows are a well-established tradition and are held regularly at PGS. They allow our Art Department to showcase the work produced by pupils from years Years 7 – 13.
Where recent exhibitions have focused upon individual year groups, in his final farewell to PGS after over 30 years of teaching, Simon Willcocks mounted a show of picture postcards created by over 600 pupils across all year groups, with staff and parents’ work featuring too.
This event closed a three-week long residency at Jack House and was set up to raise funds for pupils at Kikaaya College School in Uganda. A small selection of postcards that were sent from our Ugandan partner artists helped celebrate the diversity and creativity of all our partners in learning. To date almost £300 has been raised. The Art department choice, ‘Best in Show’ went to an acrylic landscape by Gracie Gregory (Year 10), which balanced spontaneity and freshness with a sophistication of means, making it particularly appealing.
Mr Willcocks should be proud, not only of establishing this show of work to raise funds for our fellow school, but also of his successes in teaching Art at PGS over his long and successful career. He will be missed.