24 Jun — 28 Oct 2023
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange
** EXHIBITION EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND **
A CELEBRATION OF OUR TWO-YEAR OUTREACH PROJECT THINK, TALK, MAKE ART
I Chose This brings together more than 50 artworks, which have been on loan to nine primary schools across West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through Think, Talk, Make Art, a major schools and teachers project.
The works on display were selected by children at each of the nine participating schools from the Arts Council Collection and Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection to create in-school galleries. The children involved in choosing the works made their choices collaboratively, through careful consideration and lively discussion. Artwork selected spans the 20th and 21st centuries and encompasses painting, print and sculpture. Artists featured, include Bryan Pearce, Barbara Hepworth, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Jeffrey Steele, Alan Lowndes, Victor Passmore, Richard Bell, Georgia Hayes, Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Estelle Thompson, Des Hughes and Sue Smith alongside many others.
Of the schools who participated, the five mainland schools were Ludgvan, Nancledra, Newlyn, Pensans, and St Hilary Primary Schools, and on the Isles of Scilly, St Agnes, St Martins, St Mary’s, and Tresco Primary Bases.
The satellite in-school galleries were the inspiration for a programme of live and digital CPDL led by artists and literacy experts. Think, Talk, Make Art was a two-year project in partnership with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Teacher Development Fund. The project aimed to counter the imbalance of opportunity and experience in developing cultural capital for the children in these schools.
The Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection is managed by Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. If you are interested in the Schools Art Collection scheme and would like to know how you can borrow an artwork for your school or gallery, or would like to hear about the art workshops for schools, please contact [email protected]