A major element of the 5 day Festival of Audlem will be a truly interesting and attractive Arts exhibition that will be held in the Methodist Church Hall over the 25th to 27th of May.
Hundertwasser (1928-2000) was a controversial Austrian artist who specialised in works like the one shown here, explosions of colours and shapes. He was also a campaigning conservationist and apparently specialised in giving nude lectures. He died on board the QEII in the Pacific Ocean and was buried at sea.
So what is the connection between Hundertwasser and Audlem St James school?
One of the most exciting elements of the Arts exhibition is a special project at present under way at Audlem St James School, with the full support of the Head and the class teachers.
Conceived by Christine Johnson, a member of the Executive Festival Team, it involves the recreation of one of Hundertwasser's works by years 5 and 6 pupils. The picture is being divided into 24 sections, each to be recreated by an individual pupil and then put back together (Christine hopes!) to recreate something like the original picture.
The result is expected to be an explosion of colours and shapes which will be a highlight of the Arts Exhibition.
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