City as Studio: Moving Image Project with Modern Art Oxford

A group of our Year 10 and 12 Art students have, over the last 6 months, been taking part in a film project with Modern Art Oxford and artist Kate Mahony. They gained technical and creative experience through several film workshops with Kate, where they responded to creative briefs and then planned, shot and edited their own original short films about experiences of daily life in Oxford. Their films were initially inspired by previous Modern Art Oxford exhibitions; Penny Woolcock: Fantastic Cities and Akram Zaatari: The Script.

Students were joined by audiences at special screening events at Modern Art Oxford and the Ultimate Picture Palace, where they presented their films and took part in Q&A sessions.
Not only have students gained so many new skills and built their confidence as artists, but the project allows them to gain their Silver Arts Award. Their work was highly impressive and the culmination of a lot of hard work. They should all be very proud.