Our talented LVI Art students have been working on a collaborative project since the beginning of the new academic year. It has had staff and students participants from both the Junior and Senior Schools, and even had contributions from our Senior School Open Day visitors.
The project is one which deals with the therapeutic act of writing and then discarding. The thoughts and feelings inscribed on paper are those which deal with the emotions that have risen up as a result of the persistence of the ongoing pandemic. These sentiments, anonymous and private, have then been immortalised in porcelain clay. Its fragility, scale and purity echoes the emotional trauma and totality of a world in shock. The project is titled Catharsis.
The Saatchi Gallery, London, has been home to artists such as Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Jenny Saville and Tracy Emin (to name a few) and we are delighted that our Lower VI artists have been given the opportunity to join this prestigious list of exhibitors.
Armed with cameras, tape measures and notebooks in hand, the Lower VI embarked on a site visit on 13 January. They met with the gallery manager and exhibitions team to talk through different methods and ideas for display of their installation. After thrashing through many concepts and possibilities, the students were then free to take a look around the London Graduate Show which was currently on display in the gallery.
Their fantastic installation will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery for the whole month of March.