Case Study

Further Than Beyond

A white woman standing amongst a large number of big colourful fabric sculptures in a gallery space

further than beyond

Over 700 children took part in Our Biennale Club in schools all over Kirklees. The project introduced them to the art of Portugese artist Joanna Vasconcelos and to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The children and young people were able to virtually visit the exhibition through a film created for the project. A Q&A session with a curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park offered a glimpse into how large-scale artworks are created.

Inspired by the organic forms of Vasconcelos Valkyries series and by her use of household objects throughout her sculptures, the young artists at The Children’s Art School designed and created structures to support textile pieces created by hundreds of children from 10 schools across Kirklees.

The project was a collaboration between Our Biennale and Woven in Kirklees.

Companies & Artists involved: The Children’s Art School, Dave Young, Isobel Denton.

Young artists:  Neo Aldous-Scard, Brook Aspinal, Anna Boucherat, Lola Bulmer, Emily Coddy, Charlotte Elliott, Sylvia Griffiths, Tia Harley, Sydney Harrison, Harvey Harrison, Hazel Holt, Izzy Johnson, Ehimaya Kaur Virk, Martin Marshall, Molly Marshall, Ollie McLoughlin, Frances Short, Ellie Watson, Izzy Willcox

Schools Involved: Boothroyd Primary Academy, Fairfield School, Fixby Junior and Infant School, Holme J and I School, Moorlands Primary school, Newsome Junior School, Pentlands Infants and Nursery school, The Children’s Art School, Thurstonland First School, Upper Batley High School, Westmoor Primary School.

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