Posted on July 20th 2022
Fine Art Trip To Chisenhale Gallery And Tate Britain
We were very fortunate to be offered a talk and workshop at the Chisenhale Gallery exploring the work of contemporary artist Rachel Jones and her exhibition Say Cheeeeese.
Year 10 artists loved the scale and freedom of the art works. After discussing the motivations behind the pieces and the hidden stories within the shapes and forms on the canvases, they were able to have a go using materials in the space and respond directly from the art works. The session was a real joy and we thank Zoe Whitely director of the Chisenhale for supporting the visit.
To contrast the small intimate space of contemporary art galleries, we then visited the Tate Britain where students encountered the current Duveen gallery commission: The Procession by Hew Locke.
This extensive artwork is a celebration as well as a critique of our shared identities. It prompts conversations around colonial heritage, identity politics, global finance and the ebb and flow of history. After time spent with this artwork, students then wandered through the gallery finding art works that would inspire developments in their own work.