The Visual Arts Festival 2018

Published: 02 July 2018

The Art and Design department have had a fantastic week working alongside the creative pupils and teachers of Benchill Primary School, Baguley Hall Primary School, Newall Green Primary School and Ringway Primary School.  Over 300 primary Year 4 and 5 pupils have visited the annual Visual Arts Festival and made a piece of artwork to take home and showcase their new skills.

The Art department looks forward to this week all year. We love working with the young artists and of course showing off the work of our own fabulous Art and Design and Photography students.  Without a doubt the primary school students have totally blown us away with their Art and Design knowledge and their curiosity as well as enthusiasm and creativity.  We have experimented, created felt pieces, designed and made Batik pieces and explored and questioned the work produced here at NGHS.

There was fantastic feedback from the young artists,

Jagoda said on entering the art exhibition ‘I feel like I’m in heaven!’

‘I loved doing the felt making and Batik work it was amazing.’, Ruby.

‘I enjoyed everything it was so much fun!’ Ali.

‘I enjoyed the waxing painting (Batik).’ Jeancy.

Cat Lumb (pictured below) from the Manchester Museum Learning and Engagement team, who we have been working closely with came to join us for the preview.  Along with winners of the photography competition Gvidas in Year 10 and Phoebe in Year 9 (pictured below), who photographed poppies as part of the Lottery funded Wythenshawe Poppy Walk which will be unveiled in November.

 

We are already preparing and designing next year’s Visual Arts Festival, and will be touring the community in the new school year in exhibitions at the Forum Library, and Manchester Airport, more details of this will follow.

A huge thanks goes to all of the Primary schools who came and joined us this week.

To see more images from the festival, please the gallery here.  To find see more news from the EPA faculty, please view or download the EPA Newsletter below, and follow the Art Department on twitter @NGHS_ART.