Gallery of Modern Art
At GoMA, we were introduced to a thought-provoking range of exhibitions featuring a variety of media such as painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography.
|The exhibition on show was called “You, Me, Something Else” consisting of sculpture from Glasgow|
Firstly we were asked to look at the artwork in the gallery, thinking about how they made us feel and whether we felt connected to any particular pieces.
We were split into small groups and were asked to pick one of the sculptures, stating why we were drawn to it, outlining what music we think of when we see it, how we think it would smell, and 3 adjectives to describe it. We were then asked to sketch a picture of the sculpture that we chose to represent. All groups gathered together and we were encouraged to leave our sketch pads on the ground and move around to look at each other’s sketches, providing positive feedback to our peers.
We were provided with a small object to feel and were asked to place this beside the sculpture which we felt it most related to. Our group chose to place the steel object beside the metal rod-like sculpture as we felt this looked like a fishing rod trying to hook a fish.
What I learnt from the workshop:
– Contemporary artists can question established assumptions about what a sculpture can be, what it is made of and how it should look and be displayed
– Individuality is especially apparent when looking at art
How the experience can be applied within a primary teaching context:
– In museums you are often not allowed to touch the items so it might be beneficial to provide each small group of pupils with an object which they can touch and feel, asking them to think of adjectives relating to it