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Art and Design students learn from Turner Prize-winning artist

22nd October 2020 – Tags: BTEC Art & Design

Artist Richard Wright talking to Art and Design students at Paston College

Artist Richard Wright talking to Art and Design students at Paston College

Art and Design Diploma students had the privilege of hearing from artist Richard Wright, who was awarded the Turner Prize in 2009, when he came into the college to speak to them.

Mr Wright shared some fascinating insights into his ideas and working processes.

One of the central messages of his inspiring talk was to convey to the students that they all have the tools to create something amazing.

It is planned that the students will now create their own work in response to this invitation, so that they can continue the conversation with Mr Wright in the New Year.

Reflecting on the talk, Art and Design student Ghea Remoroza commented:

The experience learning about Richard Wright’s work gave me a new perspective on art. I've learned that art can be made without instruction, having the freedom to make what art is to ourselves.”    

Matt Phelps, Art and Design Teacher, Paston College, said:

It is great to see established artists like Richard Wright reaching out to help the next generation. The students made some smart observations and contributed to a very interesting discussion.”