Current Exhibition

Fabrics and Fragments
by GCSE and A-Level Art students from Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools, Mulberry Academy Shoreditch and Mulberry School for Girls
15 July – 3 September 2019

Artwork by Mulberry School for Girls student

Tower Hamlets Artist Teachers Network and three of Half Moon’s local partnership secondary schools have come together to present a vibrant and diverse range of work in different media by their GCSE and A-Level Art students.

At Bishop Challoner, the focus has been identity, fusing portraits and landscapes or fragmenting and reconstructing images of themselves or family members. Several students have explored the reflective qualities of still life objects presenting quite complex images where light dances over plastic and glass.

At Mulberry Academy Shoreditch the impetus for the students have been thematic explorations of ethnicity, culture and gender identity within the urban environment. Others have looked at light and shape reflections in primary sources linked to their local environment.

At Mulberry School for Girls, students have worked with themes such as natural forms, maps, elements, textures and messages taking inspiration from photographs from the local area and a sense of place to create captivating textile pieces.

The work being exhibited, created in response to the specifications of examination courses, is striking in its maturity and extensive range of styles, providing an engaging visual overview of the practice of contemporary Londoners in their early career.

Fabrics and Fragments celebrates and encourages the creativity among Tower Hamlet’s schools’ community and is part of Half Moon’s on-going commitment to showcase the work of local art students from across our home borough and to inspire more young people to see the creative industries as a fulfilling and exciting career choice.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Tower Hamlets Artist Teachers Network.



Fabrics and Fragments runs from 15 July to 3 September 2019 at Gallery @ Half Moon with an exhibition opening event on Tuesday 16 July, from 4pm – 6pm

Beneath the artwork, there are chalkboards for visitors of all ages to make their own responses to the art. For all our exhibitions, we provide a gallery trail for children. School and community groups can visit free of charge by pre-booking and can the exhibition to support Arts Award Discover and Explore. For details contact Beccy on 020 7709 8908 or via email.