Recent Leaver Stewart Presents at National Art Festival
Monday, 08 October 2018
Stewart Knights, who left Bolton School in the summer and is now an International Business Management student at Lancaster University, delivered an assured and informative presentation on The Eden Project at the prestigious Art Out Loud Festival held at Chatsworth House. It had been a witty and erudite presentation a year earlier in the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester which was so well received that he was asked to perform at Chatsworth House. The talks, which ran over the course of a weekend, featured an array of speakers spanning the worlds of art, architecture and design and included Lubaina Himid, the Turner Prize Winner. Stewart’s talk was part of the ‘ARTiculation: Inspired by Buildings’ category and focused on his favourite building, The Eden Project.
Mrs Mags Ryder, Coordinator of Sixth Form Art and Graphics in the Boys’ Division, said: “Stewart’s presentation was outstanding. His commentary on his favourite piece of architecture was witty and informative but most of all captivating. His use of Lynx ‘Africa’ to entice the audience into believing they are really there, amuses the viewer every time. This was a superb chance to show the wider world of art that Bolton School boys can speak at the highest level - under pressure, whilst owning the stage.”
ARTiculation was established 12 years ago and was originally conceived as a tribute to the Art Historian Kenneth Clark, in honour of his commitment to the study and promotion of the arts. The ARTiculation Prize has been designed to give young people a forum in which they are able to express their ideas on art.
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