New Stanmore College students enrolled on our Art courses always have the opportunity to attend a trip to London’s Brick Lane in the East End. Brick Lane is famous for its curry houses and historic architectural heritage but most of all the vibrant ever changing street art.
This year, as well as walking the streets Brick lane and surrounding area, the level 2 & 3 students visited a very new gallery open by the esteemed artists Gilbert & George. Gilbert & George have been active on the British art scene since the mid 1960’s and they are known for their brightly coloured graphic-style artworks. In April 2023 Gilbert & George opened the Gilbert & George Centre in Heneage Street, London E1, to showcase their work in regular exhibitions and welcome visitor for free.
Once the Stanmore students were busy viewing the large-scale artworks, we were informed that the artists would like to come and meet the students and take any questions. Our students were not shy in conversing with the artist and discussed topics as diverse as the artists points of inspiration to their beliefs in an after-life.