The purpose of ‘Artist in Residence’ week is to expose our students to practicing artists, giving them space and time to work without the pressures of everyday school life. Artist residencies are important because they provide opportunities for students to spend time in a new atmosphere and environment. They support cultural and artistic exchange, nurture experimentation and new ideas, and support research and the development of new work.
This year in April, we invited Richard Stockings, BISP’s Head of PE, to work with students in Year 7. Mr. Stockings has been regularly exhibiting his artwork professionally since he was 20 years of age. The students all produced artwork in Mr. Stockings style. You can see the fantastic results of the workshop displayed around the school shortly.