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Art on the Underground

Art on the Underground at William Ellis

William Ellis School has been selected by Art on the Underground as one of six schools to work with artist Jasleen Kaur for Crafting the Line. This project explores the artists’ filmic journey along the Victoria Line, above ground, along with shops and cultural sites along the Line as inspiration for the pupils to produce 3-D products or souvenirs to be presented in their local Underground station. This is part of Underline: Art & Music for the Victoria line, an exciting 18 month programme of artists’ commissions, free events and projects.

Cub reporter Oliver Paul writes:

On Tuesday, Second of February 2016 a highly skilled artist called Jasleen Kaur came to visit Ellis – and she showed us a documentary that told us about the task we where about to do. It was about the materials used to make product, and all different types of crafts people who work along the route of the Victoria line. An interesting film, indeed! After Break, we where taken to the DT rooms where a single table was covered with a sheet… I was curious. After some talking, the sheet was removed and many household objects where revealed. Toothbrushes, planks of wood, cups, containers etc. And then we got to work. Our task was to create a prototype machine that would solve the problem of a lack of crafts people in the future…. Here are some photos of the day, I am really looking forward to our creations being shown at Euston station in the summer term and will report back after our planned visit to the station to see behind the scenes!