See some wonderful results fro our recent pinhole workshop with lower 2 - lower 4 girls. Great experience in the darkroom with visiting photographer Lottie Hampson.
TATE MODERNEXHIBITIONHYUNDAI COMMISSION: SUPERFLEXONE TWO THREE SWING!UNTIL 2 APRIL 2018
Playfully subversive artists SUPERFLEXhave filled Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with swings
An orange line of swings weaves through the Turbine Hall. It then crosses the gallery and emerges in the landscape to the south of the building.
Each swing has been designed for three people by Danish artists’ collective SUPERFLEX. Swinging with two other people has greater potential than swinging alone and One Two Three Swing! invites us to realise this potential together. Swinging as three, our collective energy resists gravity and challenges the laws of nature.
Swing into action on the count of three – One Two Three Swing!
Danish artists’ collective SUPERFLEX is best known for its playfully subversive installations and films. Founded in 1993 by Danish artists Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger and Rasmus Nielsen, SUPERFLEX has gained international recognition for collaborative projects and solo exhibitions around the world.
This is the third annual Hyundai Commission, a series of site-specific works created for the Turbine Hall by renowned international artists, as part of the partnership between Tate and Hyundai Motor.
Think you know what fashion photography is about? Look again! The wonderful zany work of 70s French Vogue photographer Guy Bourdin was on show at Somerset House from November 2014 until March 2015, and showcased his extraordinary ability to tell a story. The exhibition was full of Bourdin's work throughout his career, including paintings, photographs, magazine layouts, and some strange films focusing on the way in which models pose.
A particular favourite was 'Britain by Cadillac', a series of photographs for a Charles Jourdan advertising campaign in 1979. Bourdin dispensed with the use of a model and employed instead a pair of mannequin legs, cut off just below the knee. She is only a hint of a woman, and yet in each situation in which Bourdin placed her she becomes a complete character within a story, told around many iconic British landmarks such as a Brighton seafront, an English rose garden, a taxi rank, and Battersea Power Station.
Please come up to the Art Department to see Miss Eng's Guy Bourdin book if you are interested in learning more about it!
Well done to all those students who entered Christmas card designs into the CISC Christmas Card Competition! The standard of entry was very high this year, and although Saint Augustines did not win any prizes for their entries, several students did feature on the CISC website! Well done to all, and thank you for entering this year.
See more entries and the winning Christmas Card design here: CISC
We held a small gathering last week in the Art department to wish Ms McTaggart all the best for her up and coming maternity leave. We will all miss her in the department over the next six months! However, we are looking forward to showing her all the fantastic artwork that has be made on her return in July 2015. We also look forward to visits from Ms McTaggart and her soon-to-be baby in the New Year!
Miss Grundon becomes Acting Head of Art in January, and as a department we will continue to uphold the creative and hard-working ethos of the department, nurturing ideas and intellectual thought through Art, Craft and Design.
Welcome to the department, Mrs Wright!
The New Year brings new teachers, and we welcome Mrs A Wright to the department in January. Mrs Wright is a specialist Art Teacher who studied Film and Photography at Edinburgh School of Art. She has worked for several years within the Film and Television industry and is a practising Artist and Designer. Mrs Wright likes to paint muted colour landscapes and has a fascination for drawing animals, especially British wildlife.
Mrs Wright says:
"I am thrilled to be joining St Augustine's Priory as I love the warm and friendly atmosphere and the inspiring historical spaces. I looking forward to meeting you all in January and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!"
Saint Augustine's Art Department continues to thrive with students engaging meaningfully with contemporary art practice and making exciting and innovative artwork!