There is a palpable sense of excitement in the air as we draw closer to the unveiling of Year 4’s exhibition in The Art Shed Gallery.
Over the course of the preceding fortnight, the pupils chose three composite elements they wanted in their exhibition: the first, eyes, the second, an animal (the identity of which we will reveal next week!) and the third and most ingenious: toys. The use of these everyday, loved objects, albeit transformed in some way, curated in tandem with the first two elements will prove to be an exciting and thought-provoking exhibition. Exactly how these elements will work together in a curatorial theme will be revealed at the exhibition’s opening.
This week the pupils worked extremely hard in creating their ‘eyes’ and transforming their toys. Sourced from magazines or drawn by the pupils themselves, eyes of all shapes, sizes and demeanour were culled and then arranged for display. Seeing the dazzling plethora of eyes brought to mind a quote of Marcel Proust: “The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
After the eyes had been arranged for display, the alteration and the metamorphosis of the toys followed. The room was a hive of feverish, animated activity. The children worked together in groups that formed and reformed again as they swapped ideas and helped one another with the physical act of altering these objects. There was much camaraderie, discussion and debate.
We look forward with bated breath to seeing the finished exhibition!