The British School of Kuwait hosted the annual Reception Art Exhibition last week. The exhibition, aptly named 'Splash', was opened by Ms. Victoria Hankinson, wife of Brigadier Hankinson, the Director of the British Military Mission. The guests were treated to an amazing array of colour, shape and form.
The exhibition, held in the Euston Gallery on the BSK campus, showcased the creative talents of the Early Years (age 5/6) children as they worked in the style of well-known artists such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian. Aligned with the principles of child-initiated learning, students were introduced to the different styles, and then set free to request materials and use them according to their own interpretations. Staff and children provided guests with a practical workshop showcasing the skills BSK students have employed in the reception this year.
All of this coincided with the sale of a Mondrian oil painting in the New York auction for $50.6 million. We are confident that BSK “future Mondrians” will have the same impact one day. Many of the pieces were collaborative and make splendid eye-catching displays. The thoughtful BSK Reception children, having learned about the difficulties in Nepal following the recent earthquakes, decided to offer them for sale to the highest bidders and donated the money raised to Nepal.