So the weekend just gone was the exhibition of artwork made by the Insiders schools featuring the 16mm film inspired by A Colourbox. We had Scott the projectionist operating the projector and showing everyone how it worked and how to cut and splice the film, he seemed to be a big hit. To accompany the film were various instruments so that we could devise a live and improvised musical score, very fitting for Lye.
We had over 400 visitors who came to see our film and many of those were Ikon Insiders and their families! If you didn't make it below are some images.
We have just had a fantastic planning meeting with Mrs Gibson from St Thomas' and Mrs Griffiths from Osbornes for our Childrens Art Day on Monday. 5 children from the 3 schools will be spending a day together to make some artwork together in response to the Len Lye exhibition that we have all been to visit at Ikon.
The children are really looking forward to meeting the children from the other schools.
Year 2 from St Thomas' kick off the third year of Ikon Insiders with a really fun visit to see the work of New Zealand artist Len Lye. He made kinetic or 'moving' sculptures and beautiful experimental films by painting directly onto the film itself and so he had no need to use a camera!
As you can see from these stills, many of his films are very colourful and he liked to use lots of colour and pattern.
Today we are off to find out about the Children's Arts Award for children aged 7-11. We are hoping that during this 3rd year of the Ikon Insiders at least 5 children from each of the primary schools will put together a sketchbook portfolio that will earn them this special award of recognition for all of their hard work and enjoyment of the arts. In order to achieve this award they will need to do four things:
Take part in an arts activity
Explore the arts
Be an arts detective
Take the lead on an arts activity
This award is a new addition to the national Arts Award scheme for young people aged 11-24.