Building masks in the gallery
Working in the gallery space in the Sainsbury Centre is always fun, you are surrounded by inspiring artefacts that can feed your imagination whilst you are working . This middle school group had been looking at masks in the collection including some paintings by Francis Bacon and Modigliani. We used cardboard and tape to build 3-d forms with the tape also used for decoration and adornment. The students could then see their masks in the gallery setting and create their own juxtapositions. There were about 20 or so in the group and each worked energetically and purposefully to create individual responses.