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Barbican Centre

On 19th January, Year 9 art students were taken to the Barbican Centre in Central London to view the Basquait exhibition: Boom for Real.

Students were able to view first hand work from the American artist, whilst listening to one of the gallery’s tour guides, who shared important information about the life of Basquait.

Students were also able to view a Banksy mural, located a short walk from the Barbican centre. Students were able to take photos and discuss the relevance of Banksy’s work and how this fits in with the current scheme of work.

Students enjoyed buying souvenirs and art supplies in the gift shop, before catching the coach back to Uxbridge. Year 9 viewed much graffiti in Central London on the return journey and this was discussed in context with students’ current homework task – to write an article taking a view for or against Street Art.