BACA students visit exhibition of own artwork in Jubilee Square, Brighton

BACA students visit exhibition of own artwork in Jubilee Square, Brighton

Wednesday 22 October students went to see their exhibition of artwork on display in the centre of Brighton.  Looking into the Family Album was produced as part of Art at Work, an Arts Council England funded programme in partnership with academy sponsors - the Aldridge Foundation lead by Photoworks and Lighthouse.

Students collaborated with two artists (James Casey and Alex Buckley) to create their own interpretations on the theme of family portraits. In facilitated workshops inspired by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Thomas Demand the year 11 students produced giant backdrops to construct their fantasy portraits.

The artists and students together looked at archives and at their own family albums before constructing large backdrops to capture fantastical images, including dreams and fears, possibly significant events which normally remain uncaptured by the lens.

The students worked together in groups, taking on different roles either in front of, or behind the camera – directing, making, acting. They worked collaboratively to plan, make and shoot their final group portraits here is a selection of some of the final pieces:

The final pieces are currently on display in Jubilee Square, Brighton as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial until the end of October.

For more information go to: http://artatwork.org.uk/