The recent Year 10 Art trip to Penzance gave students the opportunity to visit two galleries. At Penlee House they were able to see a wide range of Art and artefacts on display as well as see ‘The Bigger Picture’ exhibition which had a really varied and interesting range of paintings to view . The paintings were selected to show how Cornwall has been depicted from the 1920’s to the 1960’s and there were some well known artists represented such as Terry Frost, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. It was great to see how this beautiful region has been captured by artists over the years .
The Exchange Gallery currently has an exhibition on of Terry Frost’s work and we were lucky enough to see some of his key works from his formative years. Students were able to sketch some of his pieces and were able to get a better understanding of his unique abstract style. It was a great day and it was good to see so many students getting involved in what they saw.
Ms N Dalby
Head of Art