1 March 2017
King's Celebrates the Official Opening of its Silvermead Art Studio
On Saturday 25 February King’s College welcomed artist Michael Brennand-Wood as he officially opened the new art facility, the Silvermead Art Studio – an open, light and modern addition to our existing facilities.
parents, alumni, pupils and staff joined together to celebrate, as the much-anticipated
secret postcard exhibition opened, with everyone keen to purchase their
favourite pieces of art.
in attendance at the opening was our benefactor, (a past pupil of the school
who generously funded the project), as well as the Mayor of Taunton Deane,
Vivienne Stock-Williams. During
the opening ceremony our Chaplain, Father Mark, blessed the building in typical
King’s style with the liberal sprinkling of water.
evening before, Michael, an internationally renowned visual artist, delivered
an inspiring public lecture. He also worked
with our pupils, encouraging and challenging them to think about art in new
ways in a hands-on workshop. Michael’s work can be seen in major public,
corporate and private collections worldwide. His latest work has been inspired
by floral images, using acrylics, wood, glass and computerised machine
The sale of the ‘secret’ postcards generated £680 that will be used to support the charitable work of the Royal West Academy (RWA).
on the opening of this new studio, Head of Art Clare Schmidt said: “This
was a wonderful evening, celebrating not only the fantastic new facility we
have but also the diversity of work that our pupils create.”