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Basquiat Boom for Real at The Barbican

Developing a partnership with London's Barbican

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Cleveland's relationship with the London's Barbican centre has, until recently, been primarily through a strong, long-established and continually developing relationship with the London Symphony Orchestra, which has long been based in the complex. 


Through our partnerships with Creative Schools, A New Direction and Stratford Circus arts, we have now begun a new relationship with the Barbican's gallery. Our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to visit the Basquiat exhibition, which was garnering much praise and attention in the media and with arts critics. They - both pupils and teachers - were stunned by their visit which included an opportunity to work with resident arts experts and a visiting artist. 


Take a moment to enjoy the piece created in response to this inspiring exhibition:



Boom For Real

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Cleveland Original Animation

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Take a few minutes out of your day to enjoy Year 6's creative response to the Basquiat: Book for Real exhibition which took place at London's Barbican Centre during Autumn 2018. The children had a wonderful time exploring the exhibition of Basquiat's work and their response will really impress.