Art trip to London Galleries

Art students at the National History MuseumThe Visual Arts department at The Sixth Form College, Solihull have been enjoying the sights in London, with two trips last week to visit some of the museums and galleries in the Capital.

Year 12 A level Photography students visited the National History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum on Thursday, while Year 12 BTEC Art & Design & A level Art travelled to London the previous day to visit the ‘All Too Human’ exhibit at the Tate Britain and the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, with a collection of more than two million objects, spanning 5,000 years of art. Exhibits include the world’s largest collection of post-classical sculpture, as well as departments for South Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and the Islamic art.

Meanwhile, the Tate Britain houses a substantial collection of the British art, dating back to Tudor times. In particular, there are many works of J. M. W. Turner, who bequeathed all his own collection to the nation.

The National Portrait Gallery housing a portraits of historically important and famous British people. This includes paintings of Virginia Woolf, Sir Winston Churchill, King George V, Roald Dahl and Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Curriculum Leader for Creative Arts, Zoe Maksymiw commented:

“It’s been a hectic term, but what an enjoyable way to finish the academic year with two trips to London. Our students really enjoyed visiting these museums and galleries and the works of national and international importance will influence their own work when they return to College in September to start their second year of study.”

10 July 2018