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Exploring Woven Worlds on the Art Residential trip to Bristol

05 Mar, 2019
Exploring Woven Worlds on the Art Residential trip to Bristol

On Tuesday 29th January, Art and Design Foundation students from Kings London and Kings Oxford set off on a two-day Art Residential trip to Bristol, in South West England. The trip was an exciting opportunity to visit art galleries and museums in Bristol, and take part in a screen printing workshop at the University of the West of England – UWE Bristol.

Arriving just before lunchtime, the group first headed to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to see the exhibition Fabric Africa: Stories Told Through Textiles. Students studied the eclectic array of textiles on show from all across Africa, as well as woodblock prints created by master printmakers from Japan.

Next stop was Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism, an exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) where the students studied the dynamic and gestural painting created by British abstract artist Irwin.

Students screenprinting and a finished print.

The following day was an all-day photographic screen printing workshop lead by practitioners in printmaking at UWE Bristol, and the students created stunning work.

Working within the university context at UWE was an excellent opportunity for students to get a taste of what it's like to study at university, and find out about Art and Design courses there.