AboutFollowing the huge success of our show at Rag Factory earlier this year, BRIT School Visual Arts and Design department are delighted to be heading out once again to the heart of the East London art scene. Present & incorrect is a showcase of work by 14-19 year old artists, craftspeople and designers, experimenting with painting, photography, graphics, drawing, craft, jewellery, narrative illustration, fashion illustration, animation, graphics, textiles, print, live art, video, sculpture, 3D design, community projects, and interdisciplinary arts. Work is exhibited alongside Christmas themed interactive pieces, as well as a Christmas market of crafts and art works and other delights to buy. You can visit the culturally poignant, hidden worlds of our Grotto, leave a message on our alternative Christmas memorial tree, take part in participatory art works, such as Ritual. The Private View includes our brand new Craftivism and Upcycled Design prizes, with judging from Andrew Kenny, Textile artist and tutor at London College of Fashion, and James Bosely, Print designer, and other live events, with Prize winners to be announced at 7pm. Festive refreshments will be available.
In June 2010, current Year 13 BTEC National Diploma Art and Design students worked in collaboration with St Christopher's Hospice patients to create a video installation entitled, How I want to be remembered. The work involved the re-telling of life stories through video projections onto a Plush toy designed by their patient of themselves. The final sharing celebration of this extraordinary work at the hospice involved a tea party, embroidery, displays of process work. Our Hospice work has been presented at The House of Commons as part of the Dying Matters agenda.
For their first 2D and 3D design assignment the Year 10 BTEC First Diploma Art and Design students took a trip to East London, recording the diverse sights and sounds they encountered around Whitechapel, Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market. They have re-worked their recorded material and researched folklore and history set in East London, through various print, mark-making and diorama techniques in the style of working of artist Sam Marshall. These have inspired their illustrative books on display. Digital copies of the books will be available for sale. On the 3D side of the project, students have made their own unique urban East-London inspired contemporary jewellery.
The Year 10 GCSE Art and Design students were set the task of introducing themselves through their Pieces of me artwork with the use of text, collage, photography, illustration and painting. They were introduced to the work of Sara Fanelli, Joseph Cornell and Reggie Pedro to inspire them. During workshops they produced responses from photographic memorabilia that has been scratched and defaced to cardboard dogs with newspaper legs!!
Year 11 BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design are showcasing a collection of work from the last six months and a new commission specially for the Rag Factory show, entitled Ritual, a series of re-enactments with a twist of iconic live art works dating back to the 60s. Other projects on show include The Truth About Drugs, in which students worked on a brief from the school to produce animations and information sheets on the subject of drugs for the rest of school community, and The Little Peoples' Festival, in which students worked with Selhurst Early Years Centre to produce creative storytelling aids such as finger puppets and storybooks, and which culminated in a puppet show.
The Year 11 GCSE Art and Design students have experimented with a selection of screen and other printing techniques, under the theme Brand me/Define me. They explored what made themselves tick, how they were motivated and what they were made up of! They were looking at the murky presence of their past ancestors in their life to experiences with split personalities, culminating in an exciting and thoughtful body of work presented as a giant collective piece.
Year 12 BTEC National Extended Diploma Art and Design students are presenting a variety of works across fine art, design and photography, through Flesh and Deconstruct/Reconstruct. The work demonstrates working both traditionally and experimentally, from beautifully detailed charcoal studies to animated drawings exposing the body.
Year 13 BTEC National Diploma Art and Design- Visual Arts Pathway. Students have been exploring the theme Craftivism exploring the disciplines of craft and activism together to make powerful statements about issues they feel strongly about, from female identity to the meaning of life. They have explored a wide range of craft techniques and processes and exploring their origins and purposes and well as examining the work of other artists and craftspeople making work in the form of Craftivism. The students work will be exhibited and judged for the title of Craftivism Prize 2010.
Year 13 BTEC National Diploma Art and Design Design Pathway. Renew, Reuse, Recycle. Taking inspiration from the current environmental and ethical themes that are prevalent within the design world, students have been exploring materials and techniques in the development and creation of a piece of 3D Design to enter into the inaugural Upcycled Design awards. The award focuses on innovation and intelligent use of materials as well as aesthetic and utilitarian concerns with the only main specification being that each entry must be made from at least 70% recycled materials. The students work will be exhibited and judged for the title of Upcycled Design Prize 2010.
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