Year 12 – Containers/Containment at Pallant House Gallery
A Collaborative six week workshop based project
As part of the A Level programme this year, we have an incredibly exciting opportunity to offer our Year 12 Art students. In the second half of this Autumn Term, students will begin working on the development of their personal responses to the current project: Containers / Containment. With this specific project in mind, Bishop Luffa Sixth Form have collaborated with the Educational Outreach team at Pallant House and have devised a series of six workshops, to be held in the Gallery. Students will be given the chance to be immersed in the Gallery’s incredible collection of 20th and 21st Century Art and to create works in response to this collection, both on and off site.
We will be looking at how the Gallery Space is a container, housing the collection of Art works and we will be asking the students to consider the placement of Art within the space and how this affects the viewer’s response to and interaction with, this work. As part of their research, students will have the opportunity to explore the “Cathie Pilkington: Working from Home” Exhibition, which explores the relationship between personal collections and public displays of art, through an immersive takeover of the historic townhouse’s upstairs rooms. This exhibition is Pallant Gallery’s most ambitious contemporary intervention to date and our students are incredibly lucky to be able to spend time working alongside this inspiring exhibition. We are aiming to incorporate the proposed six workshop sessions at Pallant House into their Containers and Containment project. Students will be creating labelling for artworks within the Gallery and (site specific) interventions. We are hoping that there will be an opportunity to exhibit the students’ responses to the workshop sessions within the Gallery’s Studio Space and that they will also, be able to present their work to visitors at the Gallery on the “Late Late” event, which takes place on Thursday 15 November 2018.
The six-week sessions will lead students through a series of tasks, which will be aimed at developing their critical and contextual understanding further and which will also, enable them to start to identify and respond to the four assessment criteria for the AQA Art and Design A level syllabus.
We hope that the students find the workshops both worthwhile and challenging and look forward to seeing some amazing results.
Mrs H Friend, Team Leader of Art