Following 2019’s successful Cutty Sark 150th birthday flag project – where Newhaven students created celebratory flags – Newhaven’s KS3 NEST students were invited back to create an artwork for the St Alfege Church Advent Window Trail.
The Advent Window Trail has long been a festive tradition in Greenwich, organised by St Alfege Church, and the Cutty Sark has taken part since the ship reopened in 2012.
2020’s advent project theme was Near and Far, and commemorates how the Cutty Sark and other trading ships brought a part of the world into London through tea and spices.
The project was coordinated by the visual artist Joel Chidi Sydenham, who joined students in lessons via Zoom. Students researched and drew famous Greenwich landmarks, and their drawings were then arranged into a painted mural and displayed in one of the windows around the Cutty Sark. The artwork was unveiled on Tuesday 15 December 2020 at the Cutty Sark.
Well done to all the NEST KS3 students who took part, and we look forward to working again with the Cutty Sark on the next art project.
Many thanks to:
- Sharondeep Jawanda (learning manager at the Cutty Sark).
- Joel Chidi Sydenham (visual artist).
- Participating students: Holz Henderson, Brody Nightingale, Marithe Patou-M’Polo, Elliott Turner.