GCSE Art Pupils’ Bronze Shoes Installed in Upton Place
On 9th May bronze shoes designed and made by GCSE art pupils, as part of a project with Keepmoat Homes, were unveiled at an event at the Keepmoat office at Upton Place. The shoes are now sited across the Upton Place housing development as part of a sculpture trail.
Quinton House GCSE art students designed and made their shoes from wax at a workshop with artists, Philip Bews and Diane Gorvin last May, which were later cast in bronze.
Northampton has a strong connection to the fabrication of shoes and boots and by the end of the 18th century the town was a major centre of footwear and leather manufacture. It was therefore decided that shoes would make a fitting art installation for Keepmoat Home’s Upton Place development.
Rebecca Whitby, Teacher of Art at Quinton House School says, “the project has been an amazing opportunity for the students to work with professional artists. It has truly inspired them and provided valuable evidence for their GCSE portfolios.”
Details of the installation will be available via the Land Trust.
View the gallery of photos here.
View a map of the location of the shoes here.
Published on: 23rd May 2017