Artists in Residence

Visitors to the school will find an eclectic array of high quality artwork that has been produced by artists in residence.

Monolithic 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.

Local professional artist Ian Marlow began his time with the school by judging the House Arts Competition.  His 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