On Wednesday 3rd April, the Art Department ran a Creative Industry afternoon and were pleased to welcome special guests Richard Cross, John Bridge, Sarah Hardacre and Andy Walmsley into school.  Our guests, gave inspirational talks, discussed their work, and the various careers and pathways within the creative industry with Years 11 and 13 Fine Art pupils and students.  The afternoon was coordinated by Atlantic Contemporary art.

Andy Walmsley, Artist, and Director of Wash Studio, Wash Film, Artistry House, was recently commissioned for of the Hyundai European advertisement campaign. ‘Wash’ is an ideas agency shaped for an integrated age.  A studio built to develop, articulate and share clients’ brands.  With a team of strategic thinkers and visual creatives, ‘Wash’ are one of the most respected design studios in the North-West.

Richard Cross, RAS, (Royal Academy, National Portrait Award, National Gallery) is an artist based in the North West of England who specialises in drawing and painting.

John Bridge, Architect, (Studio John Bridge) is an enthusiastic and environmentally driven Chartered Architect, specialising in eco-Homes and Urban Regeneration.

Sarah Hardacre, International artist/printmaker – Sarah’s work has been exhibited internationally in group exhibitions.  She has contributed to artist led initiatives including the o p e n e n d e d artists exchange between studio groups in Manchester and Bristol.

The afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by all and provided a huge insight into the industry and pathways in which our pupils and students may choose to follow.