Visitors to the school will find an eclectic array
of high quality artwork that has been produced by artists in residence.
stone carvings; stained glass windows; a hidden wire chameleon in Scouts Wood;
felted textile panels and a beautiful swan.
The various artists have worked from between a few weeks to six months
with the help of our children to enhance their place of learning and provide
that special sense of ownership of their school.
In addition more regular visits are made by art specialists
who work alongside the Art Director to stimulate project work.
All Hallows School undertook an exciting ‘Artist in Residence’
project with Ian Marlow to mark the school’s 75th Anniversary.
artist Ian Marlow began his time with the school by judging the House Arts
association culminated in a residency during the summer term, working
alongside the children. Marlow created a sculpture with the children, inspired by the theme from the
competition: ‘Dancing Cranes.’
The school is situated at
Cranmore Hall and legend has it that the name ‘Cranmore’ derives from cranes
historically resident here. The school’s
mascot is a crane and the bird is also featured in the logo so the bespoke
sculpture is a fitting sight within the school grounds.
The ‘Dancing Cranes’
project carried across the curriculum too.
Year 7 children published a book of poems, prefaced by Ian Marlow
and incorporating some illustrations of his designs. The theme was also explored and
interpreted by children in the Choir, Music Enrichment Group, Speech &
Drama, Ballet, Street Dance and Art Enrichment. Acclaimed filmmaker Sarah Jane White of Whitespace
Productions produced this fantastic ‘inside out’ celebratory documentary of art
and cross-curricular teaching at All Hallows.
Watch the Dancing Cranes Video