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Art Exhibition at East Quay

Over the course of one term, one of our year 7 classes researched NFTs, exploring what makes art valuable. The group explored how traditional art is bought and sold, before taking on different roles in a ‘mock auction’ and finding our more about how certain artworks may rise and fall in value. The group then applied this thinking to NFTs and discussed the pros and cons of this new way of buying and selling artworks.⁠ ⁠ The students then became East Quay’s digital curators, proposing ideas for a show, choosing the theme of ‘Space’ and then working with a set budget to select NFTs that would reflect on this theme.⁠ ⁠ “Let’s create a cool environment that will give understanding to the NFT.’”

They learnt about curating the exhibition such as  what goes into the planning and production of an exhibition. They were introduced to different ways of displaying artworks, as well as various modes of presenting the accompanying text. Using floor plans and drawings, the pupils illustrated their own ideas for curating the chosen NFT artworks.

“We wanted to create an exhibition that is wonderful, colourful and overall, just out of this world.”