A Walk along the River
6 - 29 March 2015
Preview: Thursday 5 March 2015 / 6-8pm / All welcome
A Walk along the River is an exhibition of collaborative work by children from Old Stratford Primary School. Building upon their skills of looking at and translating the environment around them, a group of pupils have built up an eclectic body of work based on the River Great Ouse.
On display is a collection of observational work capturing the organic shapes, textures and muted colour palette of a winter walk along the river.
On the experience of capturing the flowing and ever-changing subject of a river, Art Teacher Nichola Clarke has described the feeling when first visiting the river: ‘at first glance all seemed dormant but as we looked more closely, hidden jewels of winter appeared. The winter palette was punctuated by lichen covered branches and red berries, undiscovered by hungry birds. Between the deepest greens and browns, pockets of lime and plum were vying for our attention. Bull rushes stood tall and proud, delicate skeletal seed heads were snapping in the wind. Heavy fallen branches, just touching the water, created rippled reflections. Our inspiration was in place!’
With evident enthusiasm, and a distinctly mature approach, the children have used a range of media and a variety of techniques to create this multi-faceted collection of work. The exhibition includes poetry, river reflections, leaf collages, delicately detailed drawings, watercolour landscapes, and mixed media picture postcards. In addition, Old Stratford pupils collaborated on a sculpture of the riverbank in a workshop during a recent visit to MK Gallery.
Pupils host VIP visit by Cllr Mary Clarke. See HERE