Abingdon News September 2018 | No. 48 The A Level and GCSE exam work has been of a very high standard. Five of the six A-level pupils are going on to study Art and we will watch their progress with interest. There will be an exhibition of the sixth form work when the new art facilities open in Beech Court in September and a book has been created that is also available online. Abingdon Creativity Gianluca Cau Tait created this fine example of hand crafted cut work as the final piece for his A level portfolio. “I’ve been exploring the theme of incomplete buildings in my work over the past couple of years. I started off with very pristine and precise paper-cuts, which then developed as I brought in other media such as charcoal and pen. I took a range of photographs on the theme and visited both Rome and Minster Lovell Hall to collect imagery. The final piece is inspired by a range of artists that I have picked up over the past couple of years but is heavily influenced by my own ways of working and techniques.” The fifth year students created a diverse range of stunning pieces in response to this year’s exam question, ‘Fragments’. The pupils going on to take A-level Art will thoroughly enjoy all the new equipment to develop experimental processes in the new facilities.