Year 10 GCSE Photography students braved the extremely wet weather and had the pleasure of visiting two galleries on Wednesday 8th March: – Autograph ABP and the Whitechapel Gallery.
Autograph’s mission is to champion the work of artists who use photography and film to highlight questions of race, representation, human rights and social justice. There they visited the Sasha Huber exhibition: You Name It. Sasha Huber explores how colonial histories are imprinted into the landscape through naming and acts of remembrance – asking what actions it might take to repair the inherited traumas of history. Students studied how art can be made from a variety of media and materials, from video work on glaciers to staple gun photographic portraits.
The world renowned Whitechapel Gallery is holding a very important exhibition of the work of women artists – Action, Gesture, Paint – which the students enjoyed immensely.
As a cultural bonus, students visited the internationally acclaimed Beigel Bake shop on Brick Lane, where Mr Nathan treated them to a traditional Jewish BEIGEL (NOT BAGEL!).
As always, the students behaved impeccably, gaining vital knowledge and understanding of art and the art world.
Well done Year 10 photographers – we are PROUD!