Opening of Society of Heads Art Exhibition

Posted: 17th November 2015

Private View at Ealing Town Hall

Monday 16th November saw the opening of the Society of Heads Art Exhibition 2015, with a selection of GCSE and A Level artwork from schools around the country on display in Ealing Town Hall.  The exhibition this year is hosted by St Augustine’s Priory and a Private View and reception marked the opening of the three day exhibition in the Princes Hall, Ealing Town Hall.


After a hard day’s work setting up the event and displaying the artwork, the representatives from the member schools of the Society of Heads were ready to enjoy the evening!



Pervin Kaur, the newly elected Youth Mayor of Ealing, who is a Sixth Form pupil at St Augustine’s Priory, was on hand to greet guests and enjoy the exhibition.

Running until the evening of Wednesday 18th November, the exhibition is open throughout the day in the Princes Hall, Ealing Town Hall. Whether you are on your lunch hour in Ealing or just passing by the Town Hall, this exhibition is well worth a visit.



The standard of artwork on display is extremely high, with students from around the country showing what extraordinary talents and abilities there are in our schools.  There is also an enormous variety of artwork on display, from portraiture and landscape paintings to glassware, film, textiles and installations.


Our visitors on Monday evening viewed the art work and enjoyed the refreshments on offer while being serenaded by our Flute Ensemble under the direction of Mr Judson.  Not only were current pupils, staff and parents present but we also welcomed past pupils, staff and parents to the event.


The Acting Head of Art at St Augustine’s Priory, Miss Eng commented on the Private View, ‘I loved the evening, it was brilliant.  It is truly inspiring to see the work of other schools, particularly the materials used at A Level, including porcelain and glassware.’  She also said, ‘Many of our past pupils have returned to celebrate their work with us’.

In her welcoming speech, Mrs Raffray, Headteacher of St Augustine’s Priory paid tribute to the work of the Society of Heads and to the wonderful artists whose work was displayed in the hall.


At the Private View on Monday 16th November not only was the artwork showcased, but prizes were awarded by the Youth Mayor of Ealing, Pervin Kaur, and the Headteacher of St Augustine’s Priory, Mrs Sarah Raffray, to the winners of the drawing and short story competition, ‘The 100 Hundred Year Old School’, run in collaboration with local bookshop, The Pitshanger Bookshop.


After this, local award-winning poets, Mona Arshi, author of ‘Small Hands’ and Neil Elder, author of ‘Codes of Conduct’, read from their newly-published collections.



This was a very happy and enjoyable occasion, and we would like to remind everybody that the Society of Heads Art Exhibition 2015 runs until the end of Wednesday 18th November in The Princes Hall, Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing W5 2BY.


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