- The inaugural exhibition will feature 59 artworks by the 2022/2023 Visual Arts and Design Technology students from the three Repton Schools in the UAE
- The exhibition at Warehouse 46 in Alserkal Avenue will be open to the public from 29 September – 1 October 2023
- Children over the age of nine visiting the exhibition are invited to don their detective hats and uncover hidden answers from the paintings
The Repton Family of Schools in the UAE, part of Excella, a leading operator of high-performing K-12 schools, is set to launch its first-ever student art, design and technology show, at Warehouse 46 in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. The exhibition opens with an exclusive launch on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 and will be open for public viewing from 29 September – 1 October 2023.
The exhibition will feature artworks designed and created by 59 Visual Arts and Design Technology students across Year 9 – Year 13, showcasing their creativity, imagination and technical expertise. Every piece of artwork has been meticulously crafted by the students, challenging them to explore themes and ideas that are personal and of interest to them.
The gallery is divided into two curated spaces: all visual artworks will be showcased on the ground floor, while design pieces including unique contemporary furniture and home decor will be presented by the Design and Technology department upstairs. As part of their submission, students utilised a broad range of mediums such as watercolour, oil paint, acrylic and ink, as well as materials such as wood, textiles, metals, recycled plastics and composite materials, to produce the final creations.
During the exhibition launch ceremony, participating students will be awarded across multiple categories in Design & Technology: Outstanding Achievement Award; Innovation Award; and Designer of the Year. For the Visual Art collection, students will be recognised with three awards, including the Outstanding Achievement Award; Inspiration Award; and Artist of the Year.
Expressing her enthusiasm for the art exhibition, Gillian Hammond, Chief Education Officer of Excella and Principal of Repton School Dubai said, “At Repton, we always encourage creativity and self-expression among our students to motivate the next generation of innovators. Each piece tells us a story and offers a glimpse into the various perspectives and talents of our student body. We are proud of our students and invite everyone to join us in celebrating their artistry and craftsmanship as a powerful storytelling tool.”
Guests are invited to explore the bold and imaginative works of these young artists from 29 September to 1 October 2023. Children over the age of nine visiting the exhibition can also become art detectives for the day. These young sleuths can explore the exhibition and uncover answers from the students’ paintings, while showcasing their own artistic talents.
Taking place at Warehouse 46 in Alserkal Avenue from 12 pm to 6 pm on 29 September 2023, and between 11 am to 7 pm from 30 September to 1 October 2023, the art exhibition hosted by the Repton Family of Schools promises to delight art enthusiasts and visitors of all ages.
What: Repton Art, Design and Technology Exhibition
When: 29 September 2023: 12pm to 6pm
30 September to 1 October 2023: 11am to 7pm
Where: Warehouse 46 in Alserkal Avenue
About: Guests are invited to explore the creative and artistic works of Reptonians from 29 September to 1 October 2023. Children aged nine years and above can enjoy the exhibition as art detectives for the day. The young ones are encouraged to showcase their artistic flair while they explore the exhibition and uncover answers in the paintings.