On December 4th, Year 10 Art, Graphics and Textiles students went on a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Anne tells us about the visit, ‘After the coach ride there, we could walk around the exhibitions in the V&A and create studies of the different artefacts we could see within the museum. We had the opportunity to pay to go in additional exhibitions for ‘Fashioned from Nature’ and ‘Game Design’ if we were interested.
There were multiple floors full of different exhibits from around the world and of different mediums for us to create studies of. Overall, we had two hours to explore the V&A and create studies to display in our coursework books along with information about the V&A and the exhibits we chose to recreate in different mediums. We were able to create the studies in any medium we liked to show the textures and colours of the original piece.
The V&A houses a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects and its collection spans from over 5,000 years of art from around the world and this gave us the opportunity to possibly see styles of art and fashion that we wouldn’t see in other art museums. The information that we have gathered from the trip from across the subjects will help contribute to our GCSEs.