Young people 'transported' back in timeYoung people from Grey Court School demonstrate their creative skills in an exhibition celebrating historical transport posters of the borough.
Twenty three year nine pupils worked with artists Rachel Craddock and Eleanor Pile to create their homages to train and tube posters. Their work is displayed alongside stunning historical posters from the 1920s and 1930s, on loan from the London Transport Museum as part of the Transported: Posters for the Arcadian Thames exhibition at the Riverside Gallery from March.
The project was made possible by the Thames Landscape Strategy. Cllr Pamela Fleming, Cabinet Member for Committees on Richmond Council, said: “The introduction of overground and underground trains in the 19th century made areas such as Richmond much more accessible to tourists and the rest of London. These posters were created by leading artists of the day, to celebrate our grand historic houses and picturesque gardens, all within easy reach of the metropolis.
“Their posters celebrate many different styles of art, including cubism, futurism, vorticism and abstraction. The young people from Grey Court School have studied the styles and created their own contemporary interpretations, celebrating the local area. The exhibition will definitely be worth a visit.”
Jason Debney, Co-ordinator of the Thames Landscape Strategy, added: “The Arcadian Thames is one of the most special landscapes in the country and is brought vividly to life through the London Transport posters. The exhibition includes some quite magical images of Hampton Court, Kew Gardens, Kingston, Twickenham and Richmond and is timed to encourage as many people as possible to get out and enjoy the river this spring.”
The exhibition runs from 5 March - 28 May 2011Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall Richmond. Free admission. www.richmond.gov.uk/arts
Exhibition of young people’s artwork at the Riverside Gallery, Richmond
25 September - 28 November 2010
Artful 3 celebrates the creative excellence of young people across the borough. Exhibiting artists range from nursery and reception age children through to primary and secondary, including GCSE students.
The artwork on show comes from various different school projects, including art produced alongside visiting artists, group work and individual project – all produced using various techniques and materials. This exciting show encapsulates the wealth of innovative work produced by school children in the borough.
Included in the show are the winners and commended works submitted as part of the Director’s Art Awards, open to all state schools in the borough.
Archdeacon Cambridge’s School
Bishop Perrin Primary School
Buckingham Primary School
Carlisle Infant School
Chase Bridge Primary School
Colet Court School
Darell Primary School
Hampton Infant School and Nursery
Hampton Academy (formerly Hampton Community College)
Hampton Wick Infant and Nursery School
The Harrodian School
Lowther Primary School
The Royal Ballet School
Russell Primary School
Sheen Mount Primary School
Richmond Park Academy (formerly Shene School)
St James’ Catholic Primary School
St Stephens Junior School
Stanley Infants and Nursery School
Stanley Junior School
Trafalgar Junior School
Waldegrave School for Girls
Windham Nursery School
Mark De NovellisCurator of Exhibitions and Collections
Education, Children's and Cultural Services
London Borough of Richmond upon ThamesOrleans House GalleryRiverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ
Direct line: 020 8831 6490Email: email@example.comWebsite: www.richmond.gov.uk/arts
Sumiko Okubo exhibition at the Riverside Gallery
A free exhibition featuring recent works by internationally acclaimed artist Sumiko Okubo. Combining an array of printmaking techniques from etching, acquaint to collograph, Sumiko’s vibrant, intricate works fuse the luminous, misty style of the Korin School and European modernism.
Okubo explores the archetypal themes of the changing seasons, the elements and the joy of the natural world. Spiritual, metaphysical - this exhibition is not to be missed.
Exhibition continues until 18 September 2010.
Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1JP
Gallery open: Mon 10.00am-6.00pm, Tue 10.00am-5.00pm, Wed 10.00am-8.00pm, Thur 10.00am-6.00pm, Fri 10.00am-6.00pm, Sat 10.00am-5.00pm, Sun closed
Tel: 020 8831 6000
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