Eton College Chapel Arts Projects with St Peter's C of E School, Burnham

To create artworks in response to the children's visit to the chapel at Eton College.

Through drawing, painting, photography, collage and printmaking the children will explore and develop artworks inspired by the history, culture and life of the chapel, looking at artists such as John Piper and William Morris. Both of these artists have work installed in the chapel, such as stained glass windows and tapestries.

 

Climate Change Arts Project - Burnica

TrANSFOrMErs have been discussing the effects of climate change on Planet Earth and what it means for the world's population and especially for their local community. Working together with artists Rhonda Fenwick and Gina Martin with youth leader Karmel Helmy they decided to create a large painting on canvas inspired by Picasso's Guernica. This is one of Picasso's most famous works, which is concerned with the bombing of Guernica and is certainly his most powerful political statement, painted as an immediate reaction to the Nazi's devastating casual bombing practice on the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

TrANSFOrMErs have created Burnica as a way of responding and to highlight the war we are waging on our planet through pollution, global warming, soil erosion, deforestation, and where many millions of people are living in poverty, starving to death, where people in third world countries have more access to mobile phones than to clean water. They have also written a letter to three world leaders to let them know of their concerns about the planet and to ask them to act fast in an attempt to bring about positive changes in a bid to save our world. So far they have had replies from HRH Prince Charles, David Cameron and the Department of the Environment, they await a reply from Barack Obama.