Somerset pupils walk in Banksy’s footsteps

PUBLISHED: 11:00 25 November 2017

Pupils at a Banksy workshop. Picture: The Kings of Wessex Academy

Pupils at a Banksy workshop. Picture: The Kings of Wessex Academy

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Art and photography students from The Kings of Wessex Academy ventured to Bristol for a day of modern and street art.

The year 11, 12 and 13 pupils visited The MShed, which featured many styles of artwork from multiple time periods, and the Arnolfini Art Gallery on their trip.

The students were also lucky enough to visit Grayson Perry’s thought-provoking exhibition, which has been described as the ‘most popular art exhibition ever’.

As if that was not enough, pupils also followed in the mysterious footsteps of world-renowned graffiti artist and political activist Banksy.

They toured around Bristol and noted some of his most famous street art before giving it a go themselves.

Student Niah Vall said: “I have never had an interest in street art, but the workshop was very entertaining and enjoyable and I have now gained a new appreciation for street art and I no longer view it as vandalism.”

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