Half Moon is delighted to be hosting our seventh annual exhibition of work by young people from our local secondary schools in partnership with Tower Hamlets Artist Teachers Network. This year we are working with two local schools to present Visual Perspectives and Voices, a vibrant and diverse range of work in different media by their GCSE and A-Level Art students.
At Central Foundation Girls School, art and design plays a vital role in allowing curiosity, creativity and self-expression to develop. The students have been investigating the themes of “transformation” and “home” through a period of independent research and working across a variety of media, including oils, watercolours, photography and acrylics. The breadth of work being presented is diverse and striking; a visual and nuanced feast to enjoy.
For Oaklands School, the work presented is vibrant and striking in its range, both in terms of content and style, demonstrating the students’ willingness to create and explore new ideas with their artwork. With new technologies allowing students to realise their vision, they have pushed boundaries and concepts into exciting areas, through photography, landscape drawings, pen work, portraiture and the exploration of Surrealism, offering strong tonal contrasts and perspectives.
Created in response to the specifications of examination courses, the work being exhibited is striking in its maturity and the extensive range of styles, providing an engaging visual overview of the practice of contemporary Tower Hamlet students in their early creative careers.
Visual Perspectives and Voices celebrates and encourages creativity among the 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.THAT Network London Central Foundation Girls School Oaklands School
Interact with the exhibition
Beneath some of the artworks there are chalk boards for visitors – young and older – to make their own responses, or leave their own creative imprints for others to enjoy. There is also a specially created Gallery Trail for children to complete.
School and community groups can visit free of charge by pre-booking and can use the exhibition to support Arts Award Discover and Explore. Contact Beccy on 020 7709 8908 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visual Perspectives and Voices runs from 14 July-12 September 2022 at Gallery @ Half Moon and is free to visit. Our opening hours are:
Saturday: 10am-4pm, if there is a performance in the theatre. Our season runs from Saturday 24 September 2022 to Saturday 1 April 2023.
Gallery @ Half Moon
Our exciting space for local artists to display their work in the foyer of our children’s theatre