Year 10 Art students have recently been on a visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) at this open air gallery we viewed a brilliant contemporary, reflective exhibition by a Swiss artist named Not Vital and some of the infamous works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. The highlight though had to be a chance meeting with artist Kate Daudy, who was installing her street art around the site. Kate took time out to chat to a small group of us and informed us that her work has been influenced by a recent residency at a refugee camp in the Middle East and that she uses text in open, public spaces to remind people of the importance of being kind and thankful for all you have. Kate said that the key message refugees gave her to pass on, through her work, was to be thankful for what you have and that what they hoped for more than anything was to go home.
This encounter was a truthful and beautiful reminder of our humanity and the importance of being kind, supportive and open to one another always.
Mrs J Millea