The 2013 'Multi Cultural' Dassett Art Exhibition
The 2013 Dassett Arts Exhibition had both an exotic and dramatic feel to it with the multi-cultural theme really bringing the best out of the children. We had Nazca sand designs, Chinese dancing dragons, Aboriginal art, Indian Mendhi designs, Adinkra printing, astonishingly vibrant silhouettes of the Taj Mahal, Tlinget blankets, Totem poles, etc. etc. etc. Phew, it seemed that at every corner there was another slice of magic from around the world. One visitor thanked the children for enlightening him to the vast array of natural art that exists and for showing the incredible goodness that this art can bring. It was a delightful way of rounding off our highly entertaining and enjoyable arts week. Once again, a huge thank you to all of the teachers, teaching assistants, visiting professionals and voluntary helpers who all contributed to an amazing few days at The Dassett – so many of the children have expressed so much pleasure and been so enthused at the many events that took place.
We were delighted to see so many of you throughout both the Friday evening and Saturday morning and we know that the children were all absolutely thrilled to have their best efforts put on display for you all to see. It is so important that both they, and their superb work, can be given maximum exposure at this age, see how important it is to take pride in their abilities, hone their presentation skills and have a platform to really express themselves through their work.
Our massive thanks go to The Friends for making refreshments available as, whether people were enjoying a glass of wine on the Friday evening or a nice cup of tea on Saturday morning, the atmosphere was very much enhanced and people felt they could linger and fully experience the art on offer.
We have put a few photos from the exhibition below but there are 100+ selected images available in the Exhibition review in Art in the Curriculum section of the website. Our apologies if you can’t find your work on there but we featured as much as possible.
Thank you to all those involved for putting on such a professional and well received event, including all of the many willing helpers involved in setting up the hall on the Friday, it is hugely appreciated.
Some of the many comments from our visitors:
What an amazing display of artwork and crafts.
Wow – the students have worked well to produce such stunning work.
It is a wonderful exhibition.
Lovely to see so much talent.
The quality of the artwork was amazing.
Very impressive. A very talented bunch indeed!
The children have been buzzing with enthusiasm!
Wow, what amazing effort, thought and talent.
Really lovely to see all this amazing work.