St. Julian’s is hosting an exhibition of photographs by former pupil Ana Janeiro at the School Art Gallery next Tuesday evening. After leaving St. Julian’s in 1996, Ana went on to study at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University (ESBAL) and subsequently gained a Masters Degree in Photography at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, in the UK. She has also completed short courses in jewellery and sculpture at Ar.Co and in cinema animation at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
A spokesman from the school commented: “It is with great pleasure and a sense of pride that St. Julian’s welcomes Ana back, both as a professional artist and as a former pupil, to the place where she first discovered and developed her love for fine art and photography.” Ana explained: “My work is set in the universe of self-portrait and self-representation, using physical performance to express the interior and emotional through the photographic – it is me, yet not myself in the images.”
This exhibition is part of an ongoing project entitled ‘Professional Arts in International Schools’, an initiative supported by ECIS – European Council of International Schools – which aims to bring professional artists into schools to exhibit for and meet with students. The programme’s motto is ‘why take 50 students by bus to an exhibition in town, when you can bring the exhibition to hundreds?’
The Professional Arts in International Schools Programme was introduced at St. Julian’s in 1998 and has since been developed in other schools throughout Europe, including the British School of Paris, Danube International School, Vienna and Toulouse International School among others.
Vernissage: Tuesday September 28 at 6.30pm – all are welcome. The exhibition will be on show during week days at St. Julian’s School from September 29 to October 29, between 8.30am to 5pm.