On Friday 27th June 2014, the Year 10 Art and Photography students went to the London Galleries to gather research and inspiration for their GCSE course work.
They started the day at the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition. This is always an exciting hang with a huge selection of painting, drawing, photography, print-making, sculpture and architectural designs submitted by a broad range of artists from students to famous named artists such as Ron Arad.
They were lucky enough to explore cutting edge work in the Royal Academy degree show followed by a look around a number of commercial galleries on Cork Street. After watching a professional photo shoot they then walked to Trafalgar Square. This was a good opportunity for the photographers to take photos and for everyone to explore the National Gallery. The ‘Making Colour’ exhibition here was extremely informative. A short walk around the corner brought us to the National Portrait Gallery where students enjoyed looking at the BP Portrait Award and at the permanent collection which houses a diverse selection of portraits including a video of David Beckham sleeping, Mark Quinn’s blood head sculpture and the official painting of Kate Middleton.
After a well-deserved dinner near Leicester Square, everybody boarded the coach home, enlightened and refreshed!
Mrs C Woodward
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