Alsager School

Liverpool Art Trip

Report by Holy McCann, Year 13

As an art student within the Sixth form I was delighted to have the pleasure of spending the day on the Liverpool Gallery trip organised by the teachers within the department. This trip provided me with a valuable insight into both contemporary and historic art. During the course of the trip we visited two Museums. The Walker Art Gallery presented work from many artists from the likes of Lucian Freud and David Hockney, to one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Picasso.

After appreciating this variety of work we then walked to the docks to admire the exhibitions within the Liverpool Tate. The amalgamation of both classic and contemporary arts provided a valuable experience as it allowed exploration of a range of artistic styles, both traditional and abstract, throughout many ages of art. I particularly benefited from appreciating the art in a Gallery setting rather than as merely an image on a screen or a faded piece of printed paper. Overall it was an immensely enjoyable day and wonderfully educating experience that I was proud to be a part of”.