Play it again: Grey Court School in Residence

A level Fine Art Students create new art and design works inspired by Michael Marriott’s “You say Volvo, I say Potato…”

Stanley Picker Gallery Project Studio 10-17 November 2018

Celebration Event Wed 14 November 4-7pm. Free / All Welcome

Stanley Picker Gallery is delighted to welcome A-Level Art, Craft & Design students from Grey Court Sixth Form in Ham, to develop new art and design works inspired by the gallery’s current exhibition “You say Volvo, I say Potato…” Outcomes will be showcased onsite in the Stanley Picker Gallery Project Studio 10-17 November 2018, with a celebration event on Wednesday 14, 4-7pm.

At Grey Court, Art is about ‘self-determination, motivation, and using every opportunity to find a means to express personal ideas in a style that suits your message. Students are required to produce practical work, reflective visual research and make visits to galleries’.

Throughout the day, with activity tailored to meet the interests and requirements of individuals, the students will explore themes of use, craftsmanship, and nostalgia, through experimental print, sculpture and sound. Students will undertake a guided tour of the gallery and exhibition, accompanied by print-making activities. Following this, the young designers will be faced with the challenge of transforming a broken Grey Court School piano into a ‘potato’ – a tool for the fabrication of new art and design objects, much like Michael Marriott printed the volvo. Outcomes will be exhibited, alongside what remains of the piano, in Stanley Picker Gallery Project Studio, for students to document for their portfolios, and for the public to muse over until 17 November. We hope that you will enjoy discovering what happened!

Grey Court is a successful, over-subscribed and well established school. Our ethos is embodied in the name of their trust: The Every Child, Every Day Academy Trust and signifies a commitment to enhancing the life chances of our young people. By using the richness of the backgrounds of the students they serve, they seek to create a wide range of opportunities to seek out the spark that will ignite an individual child’s passion. In turn their young people are encouraged to use their passion to make a valuable contribution their communities. They seek to engender in them an independent “self-starter”, resilient and creative approach to life-long learning. Stanley Picker Gallery is proud to be a part of this.

Get Involved

For more information about this project and others please contact Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email