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Lucy Wheeler, Learning Associate
Kettle’s Yard are currently working in partnership with North Cambridge Academy on a public art project with artist Johann Arens. One aspect of the project has included members of the learning team running lunch-time workshops and an after-school club at the school.
Students from the after-school club got the chance to visit Into Boundless Space I Leap, our current exhibition at the Maxwell Centre. The exhibition presents work by fourteen contemporary artists and includes sculpture, video, installation and painting. The artworks have been selected or were created in response to the new centre’s ethos of scientific discovery and collaboration.
The visit included a tour of the exhibition, plus lab tours where students found out about the research taking place at the Maxwell Centre– including getting to hold ball bearings, learning about nanotechnology and the process of making batteries.
Students then captured their own impressions of the Maxwell through photography and by reviewing the exhibition. Zuzanna described the exhibition as ‘big art heaven’:
‘I really liked the whole area [the top floor of the building] there was a whole variety of things to see and they were all very interesting. I thought the whole exhibition was very cool.’
Joshua’s favourite artworks were Guztav Metzger’s Light Drawings, as he felt that the process of how they were made was really fascinating.
See some of the wonderful photographs taken by the students at the Maxwell Centre on the carousel above.
Thanks to the staff at the Maxwell Centre for making this visit possible.