Sixth Form Fine Art and Photography trip
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) is a university art gallery found on the University of East Anglia campus. The SCVA is one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain, and a major national centre for the study and presentation of art. Alongside permanent collections, the gallery hosts a range of temporary exhibitions, with new galleries providing the largest climate-controlled exhibition space in Eastern England.
On Tuesday 6 February, our A level Fine Art and Photography students visited the museum to view both the temporary and permanent collections. Observing both collections, the students were able to critically engage with the work of Roger Law, who co-created the hit television series Spitting Image with Peter Fluck. Law has been a seminal British artist and cultural commentator for the last four decades, so it was an inspiration for students to see his work. Law has subsequently become a major ceramic artist, establishing himself as a pioneering figure in Jingdezhen, one of China’s most famous porcelain cities.
The girls were also taken on a guided tour of the Radical Russia temporary exhibition, which included works by Royal Fabergé and Kandinsky. The exhibition includes pre-revolution works, showing the way in which Russian abstraction reflected the themes prominent in the country at the time – especially relating to Russian peasantry.
This trip was designed to inform and enhance the students’ responses to an A Level assignment And students were able to develop work that fulfils assessment objectives. They were also able to develop an understanding of careers in art and develop their own creative responses to the trip.