London Museums Textiles and Art trip

London Museums Textiles and Art trip

London, March 2014

On a cold winter morning 25 Textile and BTEC Art students from Paston Sixth Form College set out on the 8.54am train to London for an inspirational trip visiting museums and art galleries.
The first museum visited was the Victoria and Albert, where students saw the Jameel prize, awarded annually for contemporary art inspired by Islamic starting points. The fashion that won was really detailed and beautiful. Students went off in all directions to take photographs and make drawings for new work back in the art room. Students moved on to the Garden Museum where the exhibition was of Fashion and the Garden, looking at the English love of rambling gardens and colourful flowerbeds. Students worked sat under a canopy of suspended flowers. Next on to London Bridge for the Fashion and Textile Museum and a selection of screen printed fabrics designed by international artists, including Picasso and Chagall and Dali. After and exhausting day students walked back to Spitafields along the South Bank, in the evening light, and ended up in an Italian Restaurant for Ravioli and Lasagne before catching the 8.30pm train home.

Melie said, “It gave me insight and will inspire my final exam piece”

Tina said, “It was a different way to look at London, I’ve always been to shop before, but we walked for miles, past tourist sights, the Shard, Tower Bridge lit up in the dark and saw amazing things to inspire our work”.

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