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Sir Richard Long Wells Cathedral Independent School Somerset

Art Workshop With Sir Richard Long In Cedars Hall

On Tuesday 10th May, our Year 3 pupils and Year 7-9 Art Scholars enjoyed an exciting creative experience, working alongside world-renowned artist Sir Richard Long RA CBE, in the Eavis Auditorium of Cedars Hall.

Richard, Turner Prize Winner in 1989 (and four times Turner Prize nominee), is one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, creating land art and installation pieces across the globe. He very kindly agreed to work with pupils at Wells Cathedral School, helping them to create their own collaborative installation work, inspired by aspects of his work. The pupils’ outcome, named Ring of Young Hands 2022 by Richard, developed the theme of ‘found objects’, including both manufactured and natural forms. All pupils brought in their own objects from home to place within the work, alongside various objects collated by the Art Department and those that pupils found on a foraging walk through the School grounds during the activity. Richard encouraged the pupils to think about the different aesthetic and physical qualities of the objects they found and the element of ‘chance’, both in the discovery of these items and their use to create the artwork. 

We’d like to thank Sir Richard Long for his time on such an enriching day for our pupils.

Ring of Young Hands 2022 Sir Richard Long Wells Cathedral Independent School Somerset WCS