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Art & Design L2 and L3 meet Tracey Emin

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IMG_7585Level 2 and Level 3 Art & Design Diploma students were in for a surprise when they visited the Brick Lane / Whitechapel / Bermondsey areas of London.

“We visited two galleries,” explains Level 3 student Holly Bates. “The first one was Whitechapel Gallery, which has an excellent retrospective exhibition of 50 years of the work of Richard Tuttle: I don’t know. The Weave of Textile Language.  The exhibition focused on his use of textiles and included cut-out fabric wall sculptures.  There was also a room where other modern artists such as Giacometti were on display.

IMG_7599 amended“Before we went to the second gallery, we visited the Tower of London display of poppies to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I.

“At the White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey we saw works by Tracey Emin. It was really useful as she is well-known for her life drawings, and I learned a lot. We didn’t expect to see her in person though, and got a big surprise when she walked in!

“The trip was extraordinary as we came to see the less well-known streets of London, including Brick Lane, in a more artistic way.”