Last month, we had the opportunity to work with students from St Andrews Primary School as part of our exhibition Against Apartheid. The students were given a tour of both the gallery and an artist’s studio. This was followed by two workshop sessions, led by KARST studio holder Anna Boland, in which the students explored their unique individual responses to the work on show through clay sculpture and large-scale printmaking. The resulting work was used to form an exhibition in KARST’s Fenster space, curated by the students, which they had the opportunity to share with family and friends as part of a private view.
Despite attending schools in close proximity to KARST, many local students have never visited the gallery. This project was an opportunity for the children to experience contemporary art and get an insight into the life of an artist, whilst testing out new materials and exploring their individual creative ideas. Here are some quotes from the students on their experience visiting KARST and taking part in the project:
I am proud that my work is able to be in the gallery.
I loved it when you taught us the pinch pot technique because now when I do my air dried clay I tend to use that one the most.
I really want to bring my family to the gallery
I loved every single bit of art and video (featured in Against Apartheid) and making things out of clay
This project was in partnership with Millfields inspired.