About #TAG at Gayhurst
When did #TAG open?
Officially at its premier show on Thursday 3rd November 2016
See Exhibition #TAG.01 THE ROMAN MULTIPLES
What does #TAG hope to achieve?
Three exhibitions will be designed to enhance children’s understanding of the curriculum and provide a serious platform for the showcase of both their creative talents and their academic achievements. The gallery aims to be positively aspirational. We’d like to give Gayhurst children’s artwork a serious platform for thought, debate and appreciation, elevating their creativity, boosting their self-confidence and bringing the school community together through the enjoyment and pride this will bring.
Is there a theme for the Gallery?
The theme across this academic year 16/17 is ‘Individual and Collective’ addressing relevant individuals and communities within the subject matter of the selected topics along with the individual pupils / artists and group shows which make up our annual, artistic programme.
Why the name #TAG?
#TAG an acronym of The Art Gallery. The association with the playground game of chase from days gone by seemed particularly apt for a gallery in a school playground. #TAG is simple and playful. Bringing us more up to date, the name plays into contemporary habits around the use of social platforms – the hash symbol being very much a part of digital culture today and directly associated with communication and the sharing of information. Time to #TAG.
When / What will be exhibited?
Working in the following phases, #TAG will promote three, public art exhibitions which take inspiration from the children’s topics as laid out in the school curriculum during each term.
|The Great, The Bold and The Brave: The Romans
|Different Places, Similar Lives: Spain
|People of the Past: Rosa Parks, Emily Davison
|Windrush and Us
See Exhibitions page for more info.
What are the aims?
- Contextualise Gayhurst School Curriculum 2016 / 17 through art
- Broaden pupils understanding of what art is and it’s role in society
- Enhance pupils communication skills and encourage creative problem-solving
- Expose learners to new art techniques and materials
- Elevate the children’s creative talents through a high-quality display/presentation
- Create happiness, colour and joy through memorable community experiences
- Attain tangible cultural capital for Gayhurst School
- Document and archive this cultural capital online through a bespoke website and social platforms