Art and Art History Trip to London

Art and Art History students enjoyed a trip to London this week, where they were given the opportunity to explore the Tate Britain and the V&A.

The V&A has a vibrant and wonderfully eclectic collection of objects and artefacts from around the world and as part of the Tate Gallery group; Tate Britain houses a substantial collection of work including painting, prints and sculpture.

First hand experience of works of art is an essential aspect of the Art & History of Art A Level course. Art students arrived at the Tate Britain and very quickly found inspiration for their projects. History of Art students were able to see up close the incredible works of Stanley Spencer, Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore – to name a few – all of which comprise parts of their period study on Modernism.

The trip was joined by a group of former Dauntsey’s art students who are now studying in London at prestigious universities such as Central St Martins, Kingston and London College of Fashion. It was exciting for both staff and students to see how they are progressing and it was a perfect opportunity for this year’s Upper Sixth to gain first hand advice and feedback on potential foundation and degree courses. Students enjoyed recording artworks through drawing and photography and left London full of inspiration and creativity!