Hawkinge School blueprint for art

Contributed by editor on Feb 11, 2005 - 10:42 AM


Hawkinge Primary School will be joining hundreds of young artists across Kent in a major exhibition of artwork at the Metropole Galleries in Folkestone.

‘You’ve Got Mail’ uses the postal system to explore the art of communication and the various methods by which we exchange information.

Artists from the Blueprint Team will be working closely with hundreds of students from over 40 primary and secondary schools across Kent.

Throughout February, pupils will be busy producing mysterious artworks in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, communicating their own individual and playful messages. Objects could include giant 3-dimensional words, secret drawings in letters marked confidential, poems on luggage labels, photographs, tapes and CDs, which are being sent on a journey through the postal system to the Metropole Galleries.

The gallery will act as a giant post office, receiving and sorting unusual missives, the final destination for which will be the Blueprint: You’ve Got Mail exhibition.

The Blueprint Team - Alice Walton, Education Officer; Jo Addison, Project coordinator; artists Natasha Kidd and Adam Gillam – are also working with three groups – Hawkinge Primary School, The Channel School and Folkestone and Breaking The Cycle, to design and create the exhibition.

‘You’ve Got Mail’ opens on Saturday 26 February and goes on until Sunday 3 April 2005.