Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
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Current Exhibition


Historic Heads

19th - 30th January 2022 - Exhibition

A public exhibition of the finished 3D art works created by students at Queen Elizabeth School as part of the East Dorset Magnificent Mill project.

Wimborne History Festival was the lead partner for the East Dorset Magnificent Mills project. This popular Living History Festival was rescheduled from 2020 to Sept 2021. The education programme theme was Wimborne during the Georgian and Regency period. Hence there was a golden thread of a Georgian theme running through the arts and crafts activities of the whole project.

The Festival commissioned Walford Mill artists Sarah Redmond Fareham and Caroline Parrott to organise and deliver a two day workshops with Year 9 art students at Queen Elizabeth School. Working with the artists 20 students took part over the two days. 3D work is not part of the curriculum so the school were enthusiastic about the young people learning new skills and working with new materials.

In groups the students created giant Papier Mache Heads to depict famous Georgian people: these were Jane Austen, King George III, First Duke of Wellington Arthuer Wellesly, Nelson, Mary Wollstonecraft, James Cook, William Wilberforce.

The workshops were very successful and the students expressed a high level of enjoyment and satisfaction.

The public exhibition of the completed 3D art works here at Walford Mill forms the final part of this element of the project, with selected students able to assist in curating the exhibition.