Pupils exhibit their work in Art Exhibition
An Art exhibition entitled ‘On Not Knowing: Taking Risks in the Art Studio’ opened in the Wheelhouse gallery last week. It features artwork from Form 6 A-level students Jemima and Emily.
The exhibition explores the ‘pedagogies of uncertainty’ where the classroom becomes the artist’s studio. The pupils, who study 3D design, were tasked with responding to the words from the American artist Richard Serra’s Verb List, a text drawing of a list of verbs. They initially used only paper to make their creations, and then experimented with different materials while still using the words as prompts, allowing the materials to lead the process of making. The artists are now using this time to exhibit their work as a moment to pause and consider where they will push their projects next.
Teacher of Art, Miss Gilbert, said, “The pupils’ works are imaginative. Their approach to creating was very different to their normal way of working, where they start a project and plan an outcome. This time I have encouraged them to enjoy the process of discovery through materials and the act of making. The students have responded well to the sense of uncertainty, confidently exploring a liminality, in which through conversations and reflections, they have been able to better understand themselves as artists.”
The artists’ work is displayed in the Wheelhouse gallery from Monday 16 January to 27 January.