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Highview students’ work in the Folkestone Triennial 2011 education and outreach exhibition


The islands installation and the tunnel video were included in the exhibition at The Old Post Office @ Tontine Street in Folkestone. Works made by students from several local schools are presented at the Folkestone Triennial’s education space, which is also used as ‘making space’ where free art and craft activities for young people and families are run daily throughout the three months of the Folkestone Triennial.

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the high islands archipelago and its bridges

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Group 2 spent the last session on constructing the suspension and support bridges. The islands were moved to the outside space and connected with bridges.

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the plasticine archipelago and its bridges

During the last session 1st Group created the sea landscapes for their plasticine islands. Then they constructed bridges and used them to connect the islands. The archipelago was placed in the space outside the art classroom.

Photographs by the students.

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the islands – next stage

This group continued to work on their islands project. They also started choosing materials for bridges that the students will make in order to connect all islands. Each island will be mounted on ‘legs’ and the whole archipelago will be moved to the space outside the art class room.

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where was my object found? islands: shapes, landscapes and skylines

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After digging deep into the ground and discovering the objects hidden there, the students overlooked the islands-planets from above and enriched them with colourful and differently shaped rocks, rivers and other geological forms.

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the islands

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Here are images of the outcome of the second stage of work on the island project. Each student chose one of the shapes from previously drawn archipelagoes. Using colour paper they created amazing volcanoes, lakes, rivers, buildings and roads as seen from above.

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the islands – first drawings

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The Group 2 started work on their island project with drawing these archipelagoes. Each island has a different shape as students come up with many imaginative ideas for their shoreline. Some of the students included extra ‘geological’ as well as ‘human-made’ features such as lakes, rivers, volcanoes and roads.

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