On Wednesday December 6th, A Level  Art and Design students visited the Illuminating Colour exhibition at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.  This is an exhibition of new works by Colin Rennie and Cate Watkinson,  and has been the part of a collaboration between, Durham, Oxford and Sunderland Universities.  The work has been inspired and stimulated by a collaborative and interdisciplinary project called;

https://ordered-universe.com

which is about the work of the 12th Century  Bishop Monk and polymath, Robert Grosseteste,  whose thinking was exceptionally advanced for its time.

We were fortunate to be given a tour around the exhibition by one of the artists, Colin Rennie
( dad of Euan in Year 7.)  He gave us a real insight into the ideas he had explored within his work and the complex processes used to create it.
We also had a tour of the studio spaces, saw some amazing equipment in action and visited the hot glass studio.
We had a chance to collaborate on producing a blown glass sculpture and a few students made individual hot glass pieces as well.

 

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