From the Stony River to the Sky

Clayesmore Lower Sixth Art students appreciate the Alexander Calder exhibition at Houser & Wirth Somerset

Clayesmore Senior School’s Head of Art, Mrs Kirsty Mareau-Jones, writes:

“Last week, Year 9 and Lower Sixth Art students were taken at different intervals to see the Alexander Calder exhibition at Hauser and Wirth Somerset entitled ‘From the Stony River to the Sky‘. This delightful show follows Calder through his evolution as an inventive sculptor and artist to the creation of his almost weightless ‘Mobiles’. The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Calder Foundation in New York, and the site was chosen because the gallery spaces at Hauser and Wirth echo the spirit of Calder’s family home in rural Connecticut.

“During the visit, our students were given an informative guided tour and some drawing tasks to complete. They were also given time to explore the gardens designed by Piet Oudolf and the Radić Pavilion by architect Smiljan Radić.

“We are delighted that so many of our students got to experience this fabulous exhibition and gain a deeper understanding of Calder’s life and works. We thoroughly recommend a visit to the exhibition this summer.”  

Clayesmore Year 9 Art student working ona sketch the Alexander Calder exhibition at Houser & Wirth SomersetClayesmore Year 9 Art students appreciate the Alexander Calder exhibition at Houser & Wirth Somerset
Clayesmore Art students experienced Alexander Calder's work at Houser & Wirth SomersetClayesmore Lower Sixth Art students appreciate the Alexander Calder exhibition at Houser & Wirth Somerset