Friday, 26 February 2016

Year 9 Students Exhibit Art at Herbert Gallery

Year 9 Art students have been regulars at the Herbert Art Gallery recently, working with artist Monica Petzal.

Monica Petzal is currently exhibiting a body of work called the ‘Indelible Marks: The Dresden Project’. Coventry and Dresden are twinned cities, symbolising an act of peace and reconciliation. The British Dresden Trust, founded in 1993 and committed to a lasting British-German friendship, grew out of the ashes of the city of Dresden.

The Year 9 students have been working after school on a huge monopoly board based on Coventry's history, using the research collected from working with Monica, and the Herbert History Centre.

They recently presented their finished artwork to all the Herbert Gallery staff, as well as two members from the V&A, and Monica Petzal herself. The monopoly board is currently on display at the Herbert Gallery, and will return to Whitley Academy next week for all its students to see.