Big Sister-Little Sister art installation

To celebrate our wonderful Big Sister/Little Sister initiative we created an art installation inspired by the work of artist Ruth Asawa.

Ruth Asawa was an American artist and campaigner for children’s art education whose installations often celebrated her love of mixing art, education and community. The term ‘installation art’ is used to describe large-scale, artwork, often designed for a specific place.

Our Big Sister-Little Sister art installation was designed to be displayed in the windows of the lower and upper atrium. The colours represent the children’s feelings and each child. Older girls in years 4, 5 and 6 selected the colours and patterns that they would make alongside their ‘Little Sisters’ in years 1, 2 and 3 while pupils in the Nursery and Reception worked together creating their smaller hoops which hang between the bigger ones. They created many colourful translucent paper hoops which now hang across the windows of the school atriums. It creates a wonderful rainbow of colours as the light shines through.

Mrs Helen Clarke, Head of Art, said: “It has been lovely to see the girls working together with great collaboration. They have created a stunning installation and should feel very proud of this whole school project.”

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