Primary colours

17th July 2017

News, Student news, Alumni news

The creativity and imagination of young artists from Rose Hill Primary School is to go on display on the hoardings around Wadham College’s Iffley Road student accommodation building site.

  • A Rose Hill Primary School student works on the panel

  • Fizzy Cox, Art Coordinator at Rose Hill Primary School, assists the young artists

  • The panels mounted on the Iffley Road hoardings

  • The hoardings at Iffley Road where the paintings will be erected

Children from Years 1 and 2, aged six and seven, have been studying the work of a range of artists as inspiration for the two hoarding panels that they have decorated.

Fizzy Cox, Art Coordinator at Rose Hill Primary School commented: “We looked at a range of artists such as Henri Matisse, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Roy Lichtenstein. The kids created some draft ideas on paper. They focussed on patterns, shapes and colours on the panels, with some characters and creatures in there.”

The vibrant and uplifting results of their work will be mounted on the Iffley Road hoardings in July.

Wadham College is developing the Dorothy Wadham Building site on Iffley Road to create 135 student bedrooms for second year students who currently live out of College due to insufficient College owned accommodation.

Schools local to the site were invited to take part in a project to decorate the hoardings earlier this year.