Tate Art Exchange

A group of Art students are participating in a very exciting project run by The Tate in collaboration with the Red Cross called BP Art Exchange. The project is running in parallel in Denmark and will feature in a major exhibition for the opening of Tate 2 in June. Ten College students are involved in the programme which started earlier in the year and continues until June. The initial workshop involved meeting refugee students, mainly from Eritrea and focussed on the theme of 'belonging'. Each student took with them an object which symbolises belonging, to them - a possession, a photograph. They then took part in games based on meeting and greeting new people from different cultures, and shared objects and ideas signifying belonging. They went on to work together on a 'sculpture production line'. The next part of the project involves being filmed toward the end of February and a big event in March where all parties participating in the project will meet to socialise and share ideas.

The project is a great opportunity for Alton College students as only a very limited number of Colleges have been asked to participate in the cultural and artistic exchange.

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Students involved in the project are:
Lauren Cramb, previously at Woolmer Hill School
Alethea Norman-Rhodes, previously at Amery Hill School
Jonny Banasik, previously at The Petersfield School
Charlie Cooper, previously at The Petersfield School
Ophelia Luck, previously at Robert May's School
Nina Bartron, previously at Bohunt
Sasha Hughes-Stanton, previously at Perins School
Eden Day, previously at Eggar's School
Matt Page, previously at Robert May's School
Nathan Ward, previously at Amery Hill School