Year 2 trip to the Saatchi Gallery

Year 2 had a very exciting trip to the Saatchi Gallery on Thursday. The children took a guided tour around the current exhibition, ‘Champagne Life,’ an all-female artist show celebrating thirty years since the gallery first opened. After this the children got the chance to make their own pieces of art.

The works of art the children looked at included ‘Bound,’ a huge Bobbin made of wood and copper thread by Alice Anderson, also known as Emma-Rose’s Mother; ‘Old Woman Hugging a Goat’ by Sigrid Holmwood, a tradition style painting, painted with fluorescent paint;  ‘Two Cows’ by Stephanie Quayle, a life size sculpture of cows made from clay on a metal frame, and ‘Meeco Mocoo’ by Mequitta Ahuja, a self-portrait in blue, painted on a textured background. The children learnt about how the artworks were made and about the ideas behind each creation.

Back in the gallery’s studio, the children made their own piece of art in response to Mequitta Ahuja’s ‘Meeco Mocoo.’ They collaged a landscape using a collection of images from magazines and mounted a self-portrait of themselves made out of blue paper onto the background. It was a very enjoyable trip and it was great that all the children got to take home their creations.

Ms Robertson, Head of Art