Primary Colours – Session Three

A lovely session on Monday as part of Primary Colours, our afterschool art club for Primary School aged children. The session rounded up with all the young artists making illustrations to accompany a live reading of The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, which was read out twice because it was so popular!

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Easter Workshops – History is Now

During the Easter holidays a group of students from Year 10 visited the Hayward Gallery for the exhibition History is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain.

As part of the day we had a tour from Mim  and a workshop exploring the curation of everyday objects, using objects from student’s bags.

The following day was a one day workshop at Welling School, in which we documented Welling School, in recognition that Welling, its built environment, us and the objects in the school are and will become part of history.

There were several tasks and workshops as part of the day including casting pieces of the built environment in the school, curating objects found around the school, individual tasks documenting various things throughout the course of the day, group portraits taken with a pinhole camera and documention of wildlife in Welling School. The recordings and documentation of the day was then buried in a time capsule in the school grounds.

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Call out for contributions to ae7

Call for submission of ideas for ae7

ae7 will focus on gender equality and will contain artwork, interviews and writing from students and teachers at Welling School as well as arts practitioners from outside the school. Past contributors have included Richard Wentworth, Jeremy Deller, John Baldessari, Cornford & Cross and Peter Liversidge.

We are inviting people to submit a 300 word outline of ideas for an article or artwork for this issue. The deadline for this is April 20th.

The format of the content is relatively flexible and we are open to submissions of images or text or a combination of the two. A typical essay is around 2,000 words. Each page is 31x47cm.

We are also in the process of planning a conference in Autumn about this theme and are looking for contributions that will lead into this.

ae was established in 2011 at Welling School in Bexley and is focused on exploring art and education. We have a distribution run of 5,000, which is distributed for free in galleries, museums and art institutions across the UK.

To submit your ideas or if you have any questions please contact