This showcase is a celebration of artworks made by pupils from thirteen Birmingham primary schools during Spring/Summer 2023, as part of Creative Connections, the regional schools’ consortia. Organised by Ikon, the project involved 930 primary school pupils who visited Ikon’s exhibition of drawings and paintings by Edward Lear. The pupils then worked with Birmingham-based visual artists back in their classrooms to create bold and experimental pieces responding to the theme ‘journeys’. Students’ ideas and actions are captured in their artworks which convey their unique experiences of place, movement and culture.
Schools include: Audley Primary School, Beechwood CE Primary School, Bromley Pensnett Primary School, Brownmead Academy, Elms Farm Community Primary School, Hillstone Primary School, Hob Green Primary School, Jervoise School, Princethorpe Infant School, Sladefield Infant School, Topcliffe School, The Oval School, Wychall Primary School.
This project is generously supported by Creative Connections.
Ikon Gallery welcomes school groups. We offer tours and workshops plus free online resources such as key stage activity packs. More information available here.
Free Activity Packs
Ikon’s activity packs (Key Stages 1 – 4) are available to download. They are designed for creative learning at school or home, inspired by Ikon’s exhibitions.
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