In preparation for the opening on 30 October, Amy Nuttall and her seven Grade 12 art students, together with their parents and Oakhill staff, worked tirelessly to transform the ground floor of the Oyster Walk Apartments into a stylish exhibition space filled with impressive canvasses, drawings, sculptures, installations and prints.
For the students, the exhibition is the culmination of an entire school career of learning, growth and dedication to art. It is the opportunity to display the very best of their talents for assessment by an external IEB examiner. It is the chance to show visitors to the exhibition how they have developed as artists, how they perceive the world through art and how they see their art contributing to the world.
For the Oakhill and greater Knysna community, the exhibition is a feast for the eyes, the mind and the soul! And for those curious about the standard of art at Oakhill, the exhibition always proves to be the perfect showcase … Once again this year, the external moderator had nothing but praise for the extremely high standard of art at Oakhill. This came as no surprise, as Oakhill prides itself in the strength of its Arts Department. Once described as a ‘’mini Julliard School of the Arts’’, Oakhill continues to make impression on the perceptions of people who have witnessed Oakhill cultural offerings.