Students from a range of creative A Level subjects at KGV including Fine Art, Textiles, Photography and Graphic Design visited London to explore a wide variety of galleries and museums for research and inspiration.
Students from a range of creative A Level subjects at KGV including Fine Art, Textiles, Photography and Graphic Design visited London to explore galleries and museums.
The students explored the contemporary exhibition Fashion Space Gallery, which engages with fashion, design and art at the Royal College of Art as well as Somerset House visiting the style exhibition “ Fashioning the North”, researching fashion photographers and artists collective works. This was followed by; The Courtauld Galleries to explore its Fine Art collection of painting, prints and sculpture.
In the Victoria & Albert Museum fashion and textiles students experienced work by Balenciaga: ”Shaping Fashion” exhibition and other collections of photography sculpture and design, then continuing to the Photographers Gallery to see the acclaimed film maker Wim Wenders Polaroid exhibition.
Students then explored the collections at the National Portrait Gallery researching the current collection and visiting the International Taylor Wessing Photography prize Exhibition along with the Tate Britain exploring the current collection of Fine Art. Finally the students took a tour around Madam Tussauds to see how the art and design process is developed behind the prosthetic wax sculptures.
Theory into practise
After an exciting three days the students were able to collate quality research and record primary experiences in-conjunction to use with their contextual studies and inspire their practical A Level portfolios.