On Friday 14th September, 30 Art students from the Upper School embarked on a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London. They visited the Michael Jackson ‘On the Wall’ Exhibit, showcasing a variety of pieces honouring his life and career in a multitude of ways, including film and sculpture. They also listened to a lecture by a film-maker and photographer on ‘Image and Identity’ and how various aspects of identity are portrayed in portraiture and self-portraiture. The girls used their free time to explore the rest of the Gallery, highlights including portraits of Shakespeare, King Henry VIII and Ed Sheeran. They also saw the BP National Portrait Exhibit, composed entirely of work by young artists. The trip provided the opportunity for the girls to view many different styles of artwork using various techniques, media and composition, which was inspiring and a great aid to their individual school projects.
On Friday 23 February, the KEHS and KES African and Caribbean Society hosted the first King Edward’s Foundation wide Conference. We had 120 students from across 12 schools from across the KEVI Foundation attend the day.