Great Art Quest
5 - 29 January 2012
MK Gallery, has been one of four UK public galleries selected to deliver this year’s Great Art Quest, an annual, UK-wide arts project designed by The Princes Foundation for Children & the Arts. Along with Turner Contemporary (Margate), Dulwich Picture Gallery (London) and Tate St Ives (Cornwall).
During November 2011, 114 pupils had the opportunity to get to know MK Gallery during a series of visits, where they were introduced to the work of British artist Anna Barriball. Back in the classroom they worked with visual artist Edith Garcia and storyteller Yaw Asiyama, who helped the children to understand and respond to Barriball’s work. The children explored different themes to inspire the work they produced, including myths and legends, explorers and inventors and the Olympics.
This month’s Project Space exhibition presents the work which was produced by children from four local schools; Water Hall Primary School, Bletchley, Langland Community School, Netherfield, Yardley Gobion C.E. Primary, Towcester and Ashton C.E. Primary School, Ashton.
MK Gallery Project Space
Presenting monthly exhibitions of contemporary visual art by individuals or groups based in Milton Keynes.
About the Great Art Quest
The Great Art Quest 2011/12, sponsored by GAM, has been introducing children from sixteen primary schools around the UK to the visual arts by partnering them with four local galleries, professional artists and storytellers.