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’.
This year our year 9 have been working with the History, Art and photography departments in Christ College Brecon and The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, Brecon, to learn about a key event in our local history, the Merthyr rising of 1831. They have…Read on
Christ College Brecon is, once again, supporting former pupil and father of one, Des Lally, as he takes on his next fundraising challenge; the British and Irish Peaks Five Mountains in Five Countries in Three Days (BIP553). On 28 July Des will begin his journey…Read on
Christ College Brecon pupils have been given an insight into the world of photography by award winning Spanish photographer, Alex Jaime. Alejandro Jaime Nunez was born in Malaga in 1993 and began his photography career in 2006 with a photographic trip to the Gambia with…Read on
Whilst waiting in the lunch queue, pupils were recently treated to solo musical performances by our Years 7 and 8 pupils as part of our open air ‘Open Mic’ events. The Open Mic events are being held every two weeks and will feature performances…Read on
Our Boarding Houses really got stuck into the #CaptainTom100 challenge last Friday. Captain Tom 100 celebrates the amazing achievements of Captain Tom Moore ,who raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. Launched to coincide with what would have been his 101st Birthday,…Read on