UT Artists visit the Spellbound Exhibition
2nd November 2018
UT Art students visited the Spellbound exhibition at the Ashmolean on Tuesday 30thOctober the project they are working on is ‘Light and Dark’ as part of their GCSE coursework.
It was a very apt week to choose to visit such a spooky and atmospheric exhibition with Halloween looming and the thought of the week at Wychwood being ‘hell is full of good intentions’.
The students explored the exhibition with great curiosity; sketching and writing notes as they went around the labyrinth of rooms. It was very dark in some places with spotlights illuminating the artefacts and a contemporary art installation projected flames flickering whilst strange sounds surrounded us. The exhibits ranged from the fantastical and macabre (a unicorn’s horn, a human heart encased in lead) to the beautiful and mysterious (exquisitely engraved rings and hand painted medieval books).