Saatchi Gallery Visit
During February we took a group of enthusiastic Art, Photography and Graphics students on a research trip to the Saatchi Gallery in London to see the ‘Post Pop: East meets West’ exhibition. The show brought together artists from China, Russia, the UK and the USA to celebrate the legacy of Pop Art. The trip provided a great opportunity for students to research different cultures and ideological backgrounds from around the world and it was great to see them engaging with the exciting artwork, looking at how imagery from mass media reflects on the nature of the world we live in.
The students were struck by the scale, humour and ambition of works in the exhibition that tackled a range of themes such as celebrity, religion, the body and the home or habitat. There is no doubt that seeing the way different artists from around the world use image making to communicate complex issues has had a really positive impact on the students approach to their studies and they have gone on to tackle projects ranging from the skin damage caused by sun beds to the exploitation of workers rights in Dubai.