As we have come to expect from 2020, the IB Visual Arts Exhibition was certainly unprecedented. Twelve amazing artists spent countless hours in the lead-up to their exhibition, diligently preparing for their grand finale. Unfortunately, Malaysia went into lockdown days before the opening show and so the display was delayed.
The course requires each young artist to curate their own space following a focused theme and to conceptually communicate their ideas in an original way. MCM artists, as always, rose to the challenge and displayed a wide variety of artworks, ranging from the more traditional mediums such as photography, painting and drawing, to truly breakthrough work with projections, Postsculpture and textiles. It was exciting to see digital animation make an appearance this year.
Due to the volume of work created by this year’s cohort the Learning Resource Centre and Library spaces were used, and after three days of hanging, it was a true delight for the art department to see all the work exhibited as one collective show.
“It was one of our best shows to date, yet it was bittersweet to be unable to physically share the experience with our cohort who had worked so hard.” said Mrs Gallagher, Head of Art.
Congratulations go to I Brown; M Chang, J Chen, E Guilmart, J Jagneaux-Brown, J Holland, R Hurst, J Kim, F Lu, M Menon, K Teh and A Yuen.
For some, this was their last formal time of studying Art, and they have truly ended on a high. For seven of our cohort, who are going on to pursue the creative arts at a higher level, this is merely the start of a wonderful road ahead.