On 3rd and 4th October our sixth form artists had a busy two days visiting a wide range of art galleries and exhibitions in London. We started with the William Blake exhibition in the Tate Britain, viewing over 300 works by the iconic and inspirational artist, printmaker and poet. After spending time researching the permanent Tate collection, which included the dramatic Turner landscapes in the Clore wing, we travelled on to the National Gallery. Here we were treated to the story of European art, masterpiece by masterpiece. Favourites amongst the students were Canaletto’s architectural compositions, Van Gogh’s landscapes and Rousseau’s ‘Tiger in a storm’. Finally we explored the National portrait gallery and were particularly impressed with the astounding skills and creative approaches demonstrated in the BP portrait award display. Friday was an equally action packed day. We started with the Royal Academy where we had tickets to see the paintings of the Finnish artist, Helene Schjerbeck. As the Observer says ‘her self portraits put her in the company of Goya, Rembrandt, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud’. After looking at the small but inspiring Constable collection we moved on to the Serpentine and Serpentine Sackler galleries in Hyde Park. The exhibited work of Albert Oehlen and Luchita Hurtadu gave us a powerful experience of large scale, high impact contemporary abstract painting. It was a productive and exciting couple of days and students will now weave their research, sketches and new ideas into their coursework and, illustrated ‘London report’.
Geography field trips continue to be rolled back out and earlier this month saw the first Year 9 trip since before the pandemic. 47 pupils collected data at the foot of Hay Bluff, investigating the impact of tourism in the National Park. Naturally they then…Read on
Mountain biking is a key part of our Second Curriculum activities with pupils taking full advantage of what our fantastic location has to offer. The range of mountain biking courses and excursions continue to expand and this week saw our most advanced riders heading to…Read on
Three entrepreneurial students at Christ College Brecon have embarked on a business venture to test their commerce skills and launched a brand-new mobile catering trike. Lower Sixth pupils Lottie Cross, Fern Cumine and Fran Lauenburg debuted the novel catering tricycle at this year’s school Sports…Read on
On Saturday 7th May we were delighted to showcase the Art and photography work of our year 7, 8 and 9 pupils in an exhibition in the Powell gallery, followed by a prize giving. We are privileged to have local artist Laura Dennis as our…Read on
Christ College Brecon launched its ambitious 2041 Mountain Challenge on Saturday , where intrepid individuals were invited to push themselves to their limits and take on one of three different hiking routes around the Brecon Beacons. Sponsored by Sam Hawking Property Lawyers, the routes…Read on