A giant collage by children at Shaw’s Brook Field Primary is now on display in the corridor next to the offices of Swindon Council’s top councillors and officials.
Eight classes using different media illustrated the 3 metre high work which interprets David Hockney’s painting Going Up Garrowby Hill.
Art coordinator Claire Calthorp said Brook Field has a long tradition of displaying very large artworks in the school hall and her husband Gavin, the council’s communications director, had suggested it could be mounted at the Civic Offices. “They’ve asked me to coordinate displays of school work in different areas of the Civic and I’ll be contacting other art specialists about the opportunity to showcase their school’s work.”
Alexander Sullivan said he was impressed to see the work on display. “There is colouring with pastels, tissue, glitter, mosaic, felt and quilling. It looks very bright where they’ve put it. We all feel privileged the council asked us to show it off.”
The collage is behind a secure door. Call the council switchboard on 463000 to ask to see it. Schools who want to show off their artwork should mail: email@example.com