This month the yr 11 GCSE art students visited the Tate Modern gallery. Students were looking throughout the gallery for artists that will influence their artwork for their exam project; everyone found ideas to take back to school. The trip was a very enjoyable day out with all the students giving positive feedback about the day.
We enjoyed the Hyundai Comission by Kara Walker ‘Fons Americanus’ a 13 metre tall working fountain exploring the connections between Africa, America and Europe referring to the transatlantic slave trade and the ambitions, fates and tragedies of people from these three continents. Fantasy, fact and fiction meet at an epic scale.
We also explored the Ed Ruscha exhibition and experienced the work of some of the great artists exhibited in the gallery such as Rothko, Magritte, Picasso, Monet and many more.
The group walked round the free exhibits and finished the day with a stroll down the Southbank to see the Street art at the skatepark. All in all it was a fantastic day out.