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Celebration time

Today was the end of the School Arts Partnership project with the National Trust at Morden Hall Park. I was the lead artist for the whole school year, and today we had an exhibition to celebrate, featuring the lovely paintings the children made in the park in May,


and the lanterns from the floating lantern festival last November,


as well as the mosaics we made last term. Then all the children from the two schools involved – Wimbledon Chase Primary and Cricket Green special needs school in Mitcham – wrote their memories of the project on a postcard and tied them to a tree with a ribbon:



In the evening Wimbledon Chase Primary School organised a special event for parents, also attended by the press and the Mayor of Merton, to mark the end of the project. It was a lovely evening – there was a documentary film, poems and singing, and then I had to sign autographs! A great way to finish the project – thanks to everyone involved.

Grouting at the Snuff Mill


Today I finished off the two mosaic panels I have been making for the School Arts Partnership with Y8 and 9 students from Cricket Green School and Y4 children from Wimbledon Chase Primary. Each child made their own panel, based on drawings they had made at Morden Hall Park, so you can see elements of the water wheel, the white bridge, the mill itself etc. Three Cricket Green students had fun today doing the grouting and seeing the patterns emerge like a patchwork quilt in tiles.