Art trip to The Tate Modern
On Friday 1st December, Miss Beaumont and Mrs Nichol, and ten of Wellesley’s keenest artists had a day out at The Tate Modern in London.
We began the day with a thought provoking workshop by one of their artist in residences. Our pupils were introduced to a variety of artworks from their collection which deal with the theme of the unequal distribution of wealth in the world. In the photograph you can see our pupils looking at a large photographic screen print by contemporary American artist, Barbara Kruger, entitled ‘Who owns what’. Our pupils had just been asked to make a list of all things they felt belonged to them.
Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the current installation in the Turbine Hall, which has been filled with a line of swings. Each swing has been designed for three people by Danish artists’ collective SUPERFLEX. Our pupils discovered that swinging with two other people is much faster (and much more fun!) than swinging alone, and this artwork encourages us to realise this potential together.
Pupils also had the lucky opportunity to do some first hand sketching at the retrospective exhibition of the Italian 20th century artist, Modigliani.