Bede’s Art Scholar Exhibits in London


Elisa Conlan, Upper Sixth, has recently exhibited in London with graduating Chelsea MA students.


Elisa’s painting was selected from over 100 works and exhibited at the Chelsea, Camberwell & Wimbledon Short Course Exhibition shown in conjunction with Chelsea MA Summer Show 2019. Elisa’s work is the only work by a Pre-Foundation student amongst the selected 30 works.


Elisa’s painting (pictured below) was partly inspired by Francis Bacon’s combinations of geometric backgrounds and figures. However, in Elisa’s work the life model takes a more figurative form inspired by the later works of Lucien Freud.


Elisa entered the competition after attending a course at Chelsea while still in the Lower Sixth and the piece was part of her mock exam. This reflects Elisa’s ambitious approach to her studies and she is now preparing for her A Level in Fine Art Personal Project, the 2019 Graham Award Commission and University applications to The Slade, Leeds, Edinburgh and Chelsea.


This is a great achievement by an ambitious student. We are very proud of her success.

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