22nd September 2020
On Tuesday 22nd September, we visited the Watts Gallery, and it absolutely lived up to its name. The grounds and galleries were beautiful with the weather on our side. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their day, looking at all exhibitions that were on offer that day, we also had the wonderful opportunity to take a look at the chapel just a two minute walk away, which is currently undergoing restoration. The exhibitions themselves saw the work of artists John Rusk, Liz K Miller and Norman Ackroyd. All pupils took the opportunity to study and sketch numerous paintings and sculptures along the way, taking note of the shapes, methods and materials used for each piece. The De Morgan collection displayed within the main indoor gallery space was amongst the more favourable pieces for pupils, experiencing opulence and the finest attention to detail in every painting. Overall an extremely valuable and productive day in such a lovely location – Annie Cutler, Art Graduate
This trip was attended by pupils within their year group bubbles. Pupils were required to wear face coverings when inside the gallery.