Nottingham Schools' Festival of Art
Trinity School is delighted to be part of The Comet's Tail, the Nottingham Schools' Festival of Art.
Between 23rd October 2010 and 9th January 2011, Nottingham schools visited galleries, undertaking projects, and produced artwork inspired by British Art Show 7. The British Art Show was spread across three galleries – New Art Exchange, Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham Castle Museum and Gallery, which schools visited.
The Nottingham Schools' Festival of Art unites schools across the city in a celebration of its students' work, which is being showcased on the website www.nottinghamschoolsartfestival.org.uk/. Running from 29th January to 20th March 2011, all schools involved in the festival are showing and sharing the work they have created with parents, other schools and the wider community. There have been no limits to imagination of the children involved and the artwork they have created.
Alongside the Nottingham Schools' Festival of Art, all schools involved have had the chance to exhibit a collaborative piece of artwork or an exhibition board detailing their journey through British Arts Show 7, at Nottingham Castle. This work gives a taster of each school's project and is on display for all to enjoy until 20th March 2011.
The Trinity School Art responses to the British Art Show 7
Fourteen Year 9 Trinity School pupils visited the British Art Show 7 on the afternoon of the 14th December. Pupils were asked to be inspired by what they saw, thought and felt about the Art and the theme of 'In the days of the comet, past, present and future, the passing of time.'
Many were impressed with the graphical style of Charles Avery and Alasdair Gray and were happy to explore their images and ponder on the content of their Art work. Others were inspired by George Shaw's photographic quality paintings based on his childhood memories and present day images.
Over the next few weeks pupils presented their thoughts and feelings of what most inspired them in their own Art work. Many chose images relating to technology juxtaposing them with antiquity using collage and overlapping images like those of David Noonan.