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Posted on: 28/01/2020

'Reclaim Becoming...' Workshops with Eugene Ankomah

Students have been engaging in the ‘Reclaim Becoming....’ Workshops with Eugene Ankomah throughout the Autumn Term. A group of selected students have been working towards the final outcome of the project which is an immersive and thought-provoking exhibition at the end of January. The artwork created involves both visual and performance art set to culminate in an impactful exhibition.

The Prime Agency

The Prime Agency ran two sessions where students from Years 8-10 enjoyed watching performances from two of their artists: K-Zie and Eleni C. They performed their recent singles and gave a talk based on discrimination and British values referring to personal experiences where they have encountered this in their own lives. Students were then given the opportunity to discuss this further with the artists during the signing of autographs at the end of the session.

International Women’s Day Art Mural

Ms Tavares has started a mural to celebrate International Women’s Day - which is on March 8th - in partnership with the official Global IWD website:

The mural reads “Each for Equal” which is the official theme for International Women’s Day 2020. As stated in the website:

“An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. (…) Let's all be #EachforEqual.”

The IWD 2020 campaign theme is drawn from a notion of 'Collective Individualism’: “We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society. Collectively, we can make change happen.”

The mural, which is yet to be extended, will be used by IWD’s website to promote their annual street art competition, which invites female street artists worldwide to create exciting murals reflecting the year’s theme. The competition aims to enhance visibility and promote women’s artistic achievements.

Alumni C6 Art Students

Capital 6 Y12 and 13 students enjoyed a visit from an alumni C6 art student who, since completing her UAL Art and Design Diploma and A-level Photography in 2019, has begun her Architecture Foundation course at the University of East London.

Farah talked through her methods of working including the research and design processes used on her course. She talked about trips and the different techniques of drawing she has explored so far as well as other experiences outside of university which have helped her develop her understanding of the architecture field.

She also related her experiences on the UAL Art and Design Diploma and A-level Photography courses to her Architecture Foundation course; she gave advice about the importance of taking up any opportunity in the creative arts to put students in the best position for applying to an art-based university course.

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