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Exhibition Review : Take One Picture at the National Gallery – 8th June to 25th September 2016



The National Gallery may be famous for its world-class paintings and blockbuster exhibitions, however it develops many projects that connects the gallery with groups and communities in Britain and around the world.


One of their most successful projects is Take One Picture which was launched in 1995 to encourage children in primary schools to take an interest in art. Each year the National Gallery focus on one painting from the its collection to inspire creative work in primary classrooms. Some of this work created is then featured in an exhibition at the National Gallery and a selection is published on the Take One Picture website.


This year’s painting is Thomas Gainsborough’s Mr and Mrs Andrews painted around 1750 which portrays the couple posing in front of a landscape which contains much of the land owned by Robert Andrews. In the picture, Mr Andrew poses with his hunting gun and retriever, Mrs Andrews is seated on a garden bench.


The creative responses in the 21st annual ‘Take One Picture’ exhibition illustrate the diverse range selected by children from across England and one school in Spain. There are watercolours, lacemaking, ceramics, creative writing and digital displays. Landscapes, culture, heritage, fashion, and design were just some of the themes explored by the children in response to the picture.


The exhibition is entertaining on many levels providing plenty of evidence of the different ways that children respond to the same picture.


From a very simple idea of using one picture, a myriad of interpretations have been unleashed. It offers a reminder that looking at art is usually very subjective and can be approached in many different ways.


If you visiting the National Gallery, a small detour into the free Take One Picture exhibition will be guaranteed to raise a smile at the many ways that children use their creativity. The exhibition runs from the 8th June to the 25th September 2016.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

For more information, visit the National Gallery website here

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