Ipswich Art School
On display from Thursday 21 June
Private view Invite for Wednesday 20 June, 6pm – 7.30pm
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Colchester and Ipswich Museums invited Year 10 students across Suffolk, to take inspiration from the exciting Saatchi exhibition ‘Revisitations: Saatchi returns to Ipswich Art School’ and create a 2D sculptural piece of work exploring the creative re-use of materials. The theme for the competition was ‘Lost and Found’.
The winning students will have their artwork displayed alongside Saatchi Gallery works in Ipswich Art School’s exhibition.
The closing date for the competition was 1st June with entries coming from local Ipswich Schools, Northgate High School and Holbrook High School. There have been lots of incredibly creative, high quality entries, demonstrating the talent and imagination of these young artists. Selecting the winning pieces which will be displayed in the gallery has been extremely tough. The winners will be announced by John D Edwards, artist and curator of the Never Ending Mural, on Wednesday 20 June, 6pm during a launch event for the students and their families at Ipswich Art School.
“It is really exciting to see how these students have taken inspiration from the Saatchi exhibition, using this as a starting point to explore and develop their own ideas and experimentation re-using a wide variety of materials to produce exciting new pieces of work. The quality of work in the competition was exceptionally high.” Caroline Hammer, Senior Learning Officer at Colchester and Ipswich Museums.
Cllr Bryony Rudkin, Culture Portfolio Holder for Ipswich Borough Council said, “The competition reflects our commitment to explore new ways to develop work with secondary schools and create opportunities for students to be actively involved in exhibitions within the Ipswich Art School.”
The winners work, will be on display until the ‘Revisitations’ exhibition closes on 26th August 2012.
This is the second exhibition from The Saatchi Gallery, following the extremely successful opening show at the Ipswich Art School Gallery in 2010. Works on show this year use a wide range of media and techniques. Experience their physical qualities such scale and size, dimension and materiality. Explore ideas around fantasy and imaginative fiction in which animate and inanimate objects take on altered and heightened lives of their own.
Artists represented this year are: David Batchelor, Steve Bishop, Spartacus Chetwynd, Matthew Darbyshire, Tessa Farmer, Brian Griffiths, Aleksandra Mir, Guerra de la Paz and Bedwyr Williams.
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