On 10 October the Sixth Form Art students visited the Tate Britain in London to see the retrospective exhibition of the world-renowned British artist, Cornelia Parker. On display were artworks which spanned over 30 years of the artist’s diverse career.
Parker engages in important issues of our time, but does so in a playful and inquisitive way. By rethinking our relationship with everyday objects she illuminates a story and invokes a curiosity in the viewer. Our Sixth Form Art students are on a similar voyage, experimenting with unconventional art materials and new concepts they are interrogating our relationship with waste. By engaging with our ecological footprint and what we leave behind as human beings, our art students, like Parker, are shining a light on consequences of our existence which we should all be addressing.