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Review of Crucible 2

We took a group of young people from our Studio Sessions to Gloucester Cathedral to see 'Crucible 2'

Review of Crucible 2

We took a group of young people from our Studio Sessions to Gloucester Cathedral to see ‘Crucible 2’ – a beautiful contemporary sculpture exhibition containing 100 works from 61 sculptors, many of them internationally acclaimed.

This is a review written by Ryan:

On Tuesday 28th October, everyone from Studio Sessions went to Gloucester Cathederal to see the Crucible 2 arts exhibition. We first met at 9.45 at Artspace to catch the bus to Gloucester at 10.15. The bus was late and it was very busy. However, it was definitely worth the journey. When we got to Gloucester we walked from the bus station to the Cathedral. Even before we went into the building we had seen many sculptures and took some photos of the group together.

As soon as we entered the Cathedral there were already many sculptures to see. We walked around, looking at all the fascinating sculptures by all the many artists. I thought that most of the sculptures were very good and I felt they really inspired me. However, some of the sculptures I didn’t think were very good. For example, one thing I didn’t like was a sleeping bag because I wondered why the artist would think this is art. But some people think differently.

After we had looked at all the sculptures we exited the Cathedral and had our dinner on the grass outside. It was delicious. Afterwards we walked back to the bus station to catch the bus back to Cinderford, but it was even busier than than in the morning. All of us only just managed to get a seat. When we all got back to Cinderford we got off the bus and met our parents to take us home. I had a great day and it was really fun, I really enjoyed seeing the different sculptures.

While I was there I had some favourite sculptures which I thought were really good.

  • ‘The Thief’ David Mach
    I liked this one because it was all made out of wire so it probably took ages to make.
  • ‘Dodo, Death of the Author’ Abigail Fallis
    I liked this one as it looked cool and I thought the sculptor must have been patient and skilled to make it.
  • ‘Fallen Angel’ Damien Hirst
    I liked this one because it was really pretty and really stood out.
  • ‘The World Gone Pear Shaped’ Deborah Van Der Beek
    I liked this one because it was very detailed and must have taken ages to make.
  • ‘Collateral’ Deborah Van Der Beek
    I liked this one because it looked real and had lots of bullets and missiles in it.
  • ‘Omnibus’ Paul Wager
    I liked this one because it showed our heritage with the miners helmet and guns.
  • ‘Tick tock’ Steven Gregory
    I liked this one because the skeletons almost looked realistic.
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Roland | Permalink

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