No. Not the handiwork of of the ‘terrible teenagers’ of tabloid mythology, but an invitation from Bow Arts Education project to Bow School to find out what happens when you let a group of Year 10 art students loose on a large-scale sculpture? Can destruction be a creative act in the school context? And who’s going to tidy up afterwards?
Bow Arts set out to find out the answers to all of these questions and more with an exciting experiment, Destroy, working with artist Poppy Green and Year 10 GCSE Art students from the School. Poppy invited the students to systematically destroy and then recreate a piece of her sculptural work, The Big Yellow Thing, which she made at a disused upholstery workshop in 2013.
To find out what happened and see the video click here.