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Art gallery visit leaves lasting impression on pupils from Arnold school

“I thought we were going to look at pictures in frames on the wall. This was much more interesting!”

A recent visit to Nottingham Contemporary has inspired pupils from Arnold to create an art gallery of their own at their school

Killisick Junior School teacher George Smith said: “Our Year 4 and 5 Pupils went on the visit and gained so much from exploring the gallery and from seeing real artworks, in situ, and in a magnificent gallery space.

“It adds so much impact to the experience for the children who were also able to ask questions of the artist responsible for one installation we saw.”

Rohan Hartley enjoys his visit to Nottingham Contemporary

The children saw film and video installations and were prompted to look at the subject of deforestation after a discussion with artist Daniel Steegman Mangrane.

Pupil Korie Harrison (Year 5) represented the sentiments of the visiting pupils, saying, “I thought we were going to look at pictures in frames on the wall. This was much more interesting!”

Teacher George Smith added: “I hope the children will go back again. They told me afterwards that they would like to take parents to the gallery too. In fact, we are now producing our own works for our very own art gallery, so watch this space.”

Some examples of Killisick Junior School pupils art works will also displayed in Nottingham’s Waterstones store during summer 2019.

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