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The Year 9 artists and Verity Jane-Keefe standing in front of their work

In the final week in June, the Wellcome Collection unveiled the large print that a group of Year 9s have spent the past few months making for the Making Nature exhibition.

The Wellcome Collection, an art gallery and trust in Bloomsbury, has been working with a group of 15 pupils since February. The project is in conjunction with the gallery’s current exhibition – Making Mature – which examines the various ways in which the natural world is imitated or reproduced by man. Tuesday 27th June saw the opening of the second part of the exhibition.

After close work with artist Verity Jane-Keefe during in-school projects and field trips, such as to Rainham Marshes nature reserve, the boys produced a print that reflects their natural environment. It contrasts the nature that they have seen with the man-made world that they see on their way to school each morning.

Muntasar and Alex interviewed on Springwatch Unsprung

Two boys also appeared on the BBC’s flagship nature programme Springwatch to be interviewed about the making of the piece. It can still be viewed on iPlayer at the following link, beginning 10 minutes into the programme:

The final piece can be viewed at the Making Nature exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road until October.

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