Sculpture Board Sets National Standard!
February 07, 2019 at 12:20 PM
Described as a study that explores the ‘use of lines and shapes to interrupt organic spaces’, Mitchell Clothier’s NCEA Level 3 Sculpture Board has been recognised as one of New Zealand’s best in 2018!
As a part of Visual Arts – Sculpture, NCEA Level 3, students are required to create present their work in a way that pushes the boundaries of space and scale. This is exactly what Mitchell did to be invited to submit his portfolio as part of this year’s NZQA Top Art Exhibition, which will travel the country from March to September.
Mitchell’s art will tour the country, along with work from 59 other students who achieved Excellence, and will be displayed to the public in a range of galleries, museums and schools. The exhibition allows the public to see the high calibre of work and provides an opportunity for this year’s Visual Arts students to gain an idea of what is required to achieve Excellence themselves.
At Saint Kentigern, Visual Art – Sculpture is offered at NCEA Level 2 and Level 3. The primary objective is of this specialist area is on the ‘generation and development of sculptural practices.’ The Level 3 course challenges students to ‘work through a critical inquiry process to locate themselves within the established practices of Sculpture and produce informed and systematically developed outcomes that push the boundaries of space and scale.’
Mitchell’s worked throughout the year using liquids and solid material to create his artwork, making use of black in every image as he liked its ‘boldness’. He is now studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Auckland University, in the hope of fulfilling a career as an artist. Well done Mitchell!
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