Sixth Form Visit to London Galleries

Category: Art, Trips, General

Our first exhibition visit took us to Tate Modern, passing the nearly complete, pyramidal  Herzog & deMeuron extension. Inside the established galleries, a very comprehensive collection of works by Mona Hatoum, spanning 35 years, proved highly absorbing for our Sixth Form students.

After lunch, we walked to Jerwood Space, where our current Artist in Residence, Archie Franks was exhibiting paintings as part of his Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2016 award. The touring show opened in London, displaying works by three early career painters: Francesca Blomfield, Archie Franks and Dale Lewis. Archie kindly discussed his latest paintings with our students and explained various works by Francesca and Dale. The exhibition will next visit Bournemouth, Cardiff and finally Norwich in 2017.

White Cube, Bermondsey, presented us with an astonishingly powerful selection of artworks by Georg Baselitz, who at 77, has created new monumental paintings, large-scale bronze sculptures and works on paper. White Cube’s minimalist galleries and polished concrete floors perfectly balanced the dynamic, highly memorable works on show.

Click here for a gallery of images from the event.

Jonathan Parnham
Head of Art

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