#TAG.10 Guilds of Benin
Exhibition #TAG.10 – GUILDS OF BENIN
30/01/20 – 06/03/20
Private View: Thursday 30 January 2020 / 5-7pm
Based on history topic: ‘Kingdom of Benin’
Tickets £3 each
Buy from school reception/entrance on the night
Children under 12 years free
In the 16th century, West Africa’s ancient Kingdom of Benin controlled an Empire whose wealth and power was represented through the arts – Crafts people with specialist skills such as brass casting, coral and ivory carving worked in guilds and created elaborate, decorative artefacts which became important status symbols of the kingdom and its cultural traditions.
‘Guilds of Benin’ is the tenth exhibition of students artwork in #TAG (The Art Gallery) at Gayhurst since the gallery opened in October 2016. To celebrate, students artworks will be the focus of a CPD training session for staff across the LEAP Federation in March.
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Art Educators / Artists: Claire Ward-Thornton, Sadie Edginton.
“Well done Art Hoppers! Because they made it really fun and interesting to do, through the way they taught us to make the brass plaques. I loved the techniques as well and loved that we got to spray paint them gold.”
“The art sessions teach us new creativity. It teaches us new ways to make art and the topic feels more like it is real people’s history.”
“Making houses for our model of Benin City, added to my knowledge of Benin because it showed how they used the resources they had to make these magnificent structures.”
“I enjoyed the part when we took off the mould and revealed our masks, it was so satisfying … the most greatest art session of my life!”
Techniques: clay mould & plaster casting, clay modelling and coiling, plus decorative elements with beads, paper, raffia, ribbons paint & spray.