- BERWICK GALLERY
Link: 2016 Specialism Report
Our vision is to champion the use of contemporary practice within the Visual Arts. We aim to encourage in our students an interest in the world around them, a desire to enquire, and the independence to do so. We place emphasis on the question and the questioner. Our principle ambition is to establish an environment in which both students and teachers learn together, seeking new ways of asking questions. We believe that in an increasingly visual world the visual arts should be at the core of a broad and balanced curriculum.
Welling School has its very own gallery, The Berwick Road Gallery, which hosts exhibitions throughout the year. This includes the yearly alTURNERtive Prize, a much sought after art prize within the school.
Twice a year we publish the ae newspaper, which is a free newspaper exploring art and education written by our students, teachers and artists from outside the school. Past contributors have included Richard Wentworth, Jeremy Deller, Cornford & Cross and Peter Liversage.
Welling School runs an outreach programme to widen access to arts in the local area. We host Primary Colours, a ten week programme taught by Welling School art teachers for primary school age students.
Other projects have included collaborations with students and residents of a local care home and a year-long series of workshops in a local primary school.
We aim to provide as many opportunities for our students to show work, visit galleries and gain experience. This has included projects with the Hayward Gallery, London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern, the Courtauld Institute of Art and The Big Draw.
LINK to Outreach blog: http://wellingschoolartoutreach.blogspot.co.uk/