Earlier this week our GCSE Art students had the opportunity to visit two important exhibitions to support their learning, inspiration and creative development.

Travelling to The Harley Gallery at Welbeck, students got to experience the work of 29 contemporary artists in the exceptional ‘In My Shoes’ exhibition. The collection explores approaches to self-portraiture by British Artists since the 1990’s, encompassing film, photography and sculpture and includes work by Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and Michael Landy.

The students then got to see 400 years of art and artefacts in the ‘Men, Women and Things’ exhibition in the recently re-opened Portland Collection. The new collection focuses on the extraordinary women in the family’s ancestry, from the first sci-fi writer to a natural historian and a great philanthropist.

A really inspiring day for our students who sketched, photographed and recorded their thoughts about the art work to help them develop their coursework.