King's Worcester

9 December

King’s Art Department launches Virtual Art Gallery

The Art department is excited to share with you their first virtual art gallery featuring work from every Year 7 pupil.  In September, the department welcomed the renowned artist Ian Murphy and inspired by his drawings and paintings the Lower Fourth embarked on their own artistic journey, producing five responses to nature in a range of mediums.

Their first-hand observations have been recorded in a variety of exciting ways in both Art and English. These observations have been documented in individual concertina books which are on display in the Sir Terry Frost gallery.  Current restrictions mean that parents have been unable to visit the exhibition, so they can instead see the work in our virtual art gallery.

In other Art department news, three Lower Sixth students delivered very impressive presentations for the ARTiculation Prize school final. ARTiculation is the Roche Court Educational Trust’s nationally acclaimed public speaking initiative designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of visual culture and requires every Lower Sixth Art student to deliver a ten minute illustrated talk on a piece of art or architecture of their choice.  The final saw Fliss Quiney analyse Bernard Buffet’s ‘Tete de Clown’, Louisa de Vos told us about the Eden Project, but the winning presentation was a very sensitive and thought-provoking exploration of a photograph by Agustin Martinez Castro titled ’10 to 11pm’ given by Alice Crosby.  Alice will go on to represent the school in the regional final held at Coventry’s Herbert Gallery in the New Year.

Finally, a couple of seasonal pieces of news; Emilie Cartelet won the Christmas card competition and will see her design, featuring a beautiful painting of the cathedral, used as this year’s Headmaster’s card.  Runners up were Freddie Goodwin who was chosen by the bursary and Amelia Taft whose painting will be used on the charity committee’s card.  This year’s Christmas tree in the Cathedral cloisters has been a collaboration with St Richard’s Hospice and ties in with Worcester’s ‘Big Parade’ of elephants planned for the summer. Year 7 and Year 8 pupils produced over 100 intricately patterned elephants to decorate the tree, which can be seen in the cloisters until 3rd January.