As part of their A level course sixth form Art students visited the Manchester Art Gallery on the 6th December with Subject Leader Mr McGuinness and Ms Hughes. The exhibitions on show were;
Art for All - Thomas Horsfall’s selection of nature themed Artworks. The vanity of small difference - Grayson Perry’s series of six tapestries, based loosely on the Rakes Progress, and, a personal look at the impact of the industrial Revolution on British Popular culture by Jeremy Deller.
The visit was enjoyed by all!
Here are some of the Students comments.
I felt the vanity of small differences was great, however the ‘Art for All’ exhibition was better suited to our course as the images were of high quality studies of Natural forms.Mollie Goulding, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
The Natural forms paintings were cool and they will help me with my coursework. The other exhibitions we visited were fantastic and I look forward to other Art visits in the future.Stephanie Da Maia, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
Thomas Horsfall was my favourite exhibition because it was very educational and the Natural forms will help me with Unit 1 coursework.Charlotte Rattigan, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
I liked the visit because it gave me the opportunity to view and appreciate other Artists work and to be inspired by the different media’s they have used.Olivia Murray, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
I found the whole trip fun and interesting.Ruby Wong, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
I felt that Grason Perrys tapestries were most inspiring because I enjoyed his narrative and his lush use of colour.Nicole Riley, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
Grason Perry was my favourite exhibition because it was well suited to my chosen personal study on masks and identity.Paige O’Rourke, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
Because my style of making Art involves careful detail and painterly skill I felt that the Art For All exhibition compiled by Thomas Horsfall, made the visit meaningful for me.Biyana Samuel, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
Because I am studying Art Deco I was able to find examples of references, to objects from that period, within the tapestries of Grayson Perry. I thought his work was really good, colourful and bold.Rachael Longwith, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
Grayson Perry ‘s stories attracted my interest . One story was about a girl who met the subject of Perry s re-enactment of the moralistic Rakes Progress. What caught my attention was Perry’s reference to other Artists work within his tapestries. I spotted a Picasso painting on the wall of his piece called Expulsion from Number 8 Eden close. This led us into a discussion about this reference to the Garden of Eden in this work.Lauren Longwith, of St John Bosco Arts College Student
The visit was enjoyable and thought provoking for the students; they were a credit to themselves and St John Bosco Arts College.
Mr T McGuinness