Pupils from Bedales Pre-prep launch public art exhibition

Pupils from Bedales Pre-Prep, Dunannie are proud to be showcasing their art and design work at their first ever public exhibition in the Bedales Gallery. Entitled It All Starts Here, the exhibition is a collection of creative work across all areas of the curriculum, from drawing and painting to textiles and sculpture. Open to all, the exhibition will run until Friday 9th May.

Children from Nursery up to Year 3 have been working hard over the past academic year to produce work for the exhibition. Some pupils have been inspired by their studies of Artist Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) who explained art in engaging ways, such as, ‘a line is a dot that went for a walk’.

Commenting on the children’s work, Jo Webbern, Head of Dunannie, said: “We are incredibly proud of the work the children have created and it was lovely to observe their reaction as they saw their work on display in the Bedales Gallery. The Gallery has featured collections from world renowned artists, painters, sculptures, photographers and designers, so to be given the opportunity to showcase the creative work at Dunannie is wonderful. Many of our former pupils have successfully developed their artistic talent through Bedales and beyond. Recent Bedales artist graduates have studied at art colleges such as University of the Arts London and the Ruskin School for Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University. Old Bedalians include, product designer Anna Bullus; fashion designer Zoe Graham and sculptor James Napier. It is our belief that artistic flair is present from a very early age and can quickly develop into a talent that will remain with them for life when their creativity is inspired. We hope this exhibition will be the first of many in future years at Dunannie.”

It All Starts Here is open until the 9th May (Monday to Friday 2pm – 5pm; Saturday 10am – 1pm; closed Sunday; open Bank Holiday Monday.

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Dunannie Art Exhibition 2014

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

Song recital and art exhibition

On 6 May the tenor Ian Bostridge, one of the leading artists of his generation, sings groups of songs by Schubert, Charles Ives and Benjamin Britten here at Bedales, accompanied by the accomplished pianist James Cheung, a visiting teacher in our Music Department. Ian was taught German by Richard Stokes at Westminster School. There he encountered Schubert’s songs for the first time, as Richard had a habit of playing them in lessons. Prior to Westminster, Richard taught at Bedales and while here translated the Fischer-Dieskau Book of Lieder with his colleague George Bird. One of Richard’s predecessors as a Modern Languages teacher at Bedales was the distinguished tenor Wilfred Brown, after whom our song recital series is named. For tickets (£17/£15 conc.), please call 01730 711511 or email tickets@bedales.org.uk. Summer term in the Gallery opens with Dunannie’s exhibition It All Starts Here. All areas of the art curriculum will be featured, from drawing and painting to textiles and sculpture, sparkling with the fresh perceptions of the youngest members of our school community. View opening times.

Wilfred Brown Song Recital Series

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

Dunannie children select ‘Rewind’ for their Easter School Production

Children at Bedales  Pre-Prep, Dunannie, completed the final week of the Spring term with a production entitled ‘Rewind Time’ chronicling the exploits of a group of children who discover a time machine and press the wrong button. The audience enjoyed each scene covering the decades of the 30’s, 50’s, 70’s and 80’s as children from each year group (Reception to Year 3) performed typical dance genres from each era.

Commenting on the production, Jo Webbern, Head of Dunannie said, “The children wowed the audience with a whistle-stop tour of dance and artists through the decades. They explored a variety of genres, from the thirties flappers to seventies punk. The artistic talents of the Dunannie teachers were demonstrated through excellent choreography and drama, which the children performed with gusto. The show not only looked good, it provided a wonderful educational insight for the children into how history influences art and society.”

Dunannie pupils perform Rewind Time

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.