Working Our Way 2 - The Exhibition
An exhibition of work by primary pupils in Bexhill working with the De La Warr Pavilion
15 – 27 September 2008
open to the public 12 - 5pm
open for group visits from 10am
Monday 15 September, 4-6pm
‘How can the De La Warr Pavilion be used as a resource for creative education?’
Working Our Way 2 is a programme of eight partnership projects bringing together artists with teachers and pupils from primary schools in Bexhill-on-Sea to explore the question, ‘How can the De La Warr Pavilion be used as a resource for creative education?’
The programme represents a unique partnership between the Pavilion, the Bexhill Consortium (which brings together all the schools in the town plus other key local partners), the schools themselves and Creative Partnerships, Hastings & East Sussex. It is a progression on from an exhibition held at the Pavilion in May 2007 of primary work and approaches called Working Our Way: Creative journeys in education.
All of Bexhill’s primary schools are partners in WOW2, and projects took place between March – July 2008., involving visits to the Pavilion and sessions in school.
Working in partnership with the De La Warr Pavilion’s Education & Learning team, eight inspirational projects were devised by artists and teachers working closely together, drawing on the Pavilion’s exhibition programme and aspects of the building itself – its architecture and history.
As a result, the projects were very diverse, exploring the Pavilion as a physical space, a performance space, a social and historical space, an exhibition space and a site of stories and experiences.
The strongest theme, which emerged from all the projects, is that the De La Warr Pavilion is a site of multiple inspirations that can stimulate creative responses in many different ways.
This exhibition represents just some of the fantastic work produced by pupils in response to the programme.
WOW2 is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Creative Partnerships Hastings & East Sussex, the Bexhill Consortium and the De La Warr Pavilion.