Cecily attended St Edward’s School, Oxford. In 2017 the school celebrates its 20th anniversary of becoming fully co-educational. This exhibition marks the occasion by bringing together six former pupils who are now forging careers as professional artists and artisans. These women all studied art during their time at the school, and it is a wonderful opportunity to see how their work has progressed and their practice has developed in the intervening years.
The exhibition encompasses a broad range of styles, media and techniques: from Rose Barry’s egg-shell ceramics and Lâle Guralp’s highly detailed, intricate illustrations; to Rebecca Wilkes’ bold, statement floral jewellery, there’s a wealth of talent on display. Many of the artists draw inspiration from their surroundings: Miranda Stewart paints semi-abstract expressionistic landscapes and Harriet Blomefield’s drawings are inspired by urban architecture.
Cecily will be exhibiting some original drawings of her favourite locations in Oxford and she has also created a limited edition screen print of the view of the St Edward’s School Quad/Chapel and Cloisters for the exhibition.