Don't Judge a Book by its Cover
...but do admire the fantastic artistry that our Y8's had the opportunity to replicate
Year 8 studied the work of London based artist Yinka Shonibare’s British library. The British Library is a large-scale installation which explores issues of race and immigration in British history.
The work comprises 6,328 second hand books covered in colourful batik fabric and presented on library shelves. Names are printed in gold foil on the spines of 2,700 of the books. These are the names of first- or second-generation immigrants to Britain who have made significant contributions to the nation’s culture.
Our year 8 students reflected on the work of Shonibare and responded through designing and creating their own patterns through the medium of print. Wrapping books in our library with their designs the end result is a fantastic Barnhill community installation which displays the individuals imprint on Barnhill.
Well done artists!