Arts Award: Unit 1
On the 10th July I came to visit the St Helens world of glass. Here I was able to visit an amazing range of Art. From the Godfrey Pilkington Gallery, the John Charles Exhibition and a tour of glass sculptures.
The Godfrey Pilkington gallery had some intriguing detailed paintings, some pieces showing an artists outlook on homelessness and some showing the towns industrial history
On display for the public, was the fantastic John Charles' Artwork. The John Charles exhibition was full of a range of vibrant expressive paintings. An exhibition displaying an artists life journey and how he came to find a new lease on life through his paintings.
I thoroughly enjoyed the this exhibition. It was lovely to be taken on a journey through his life story and see his emotions interpreted into his artwork. The palette knife technique used throughout his paintings was brilliant.
For me the Godfrey Pilkington gallery had some beautiful artwork, however had a lack of artwork throughout its display. I feel it would have been a better experience during the visit to have been able to see more of it.
To my amazement here at the world of glass, was the Manchester Airport Chandelier. Sculpted by Venini, the innovative venetian glass manufacturer. The chandelier was spectacular. This magnificent crystal sculpture caught my eye straight away.
From this experience I have learned how glass is created and it can be blew into some beautiful pieces of art. From looking at the John Charles exhibition you get a real sense of inspiration through his work, you really feel his message that life is a journey of the bad and the good. I came away from this exhibition discovering that art can play such a huge role in helping people find the good in themselves.
Over all I really enjoyed this experience, my visit here was lovely. The sculptures, artwork, galleries and background story to each one were all so fascinating to learn about. I think many other members of the public would have a fantastic time here too. I hope to visit more exhibitions as interesting as these here at St Helens World of Glass.