Kensington Aldridge Academy Summer Exhibition

Art students from years 12 and 13 at Kensington Aldridge Academy have been organising their KAA Summer Exhibition at Acava’s Maxilla Space. 

Working with curator Kelly Large and art technician and artist Andy Healy, the students have installed their show while learning the A-Z of putting on a show including preparing the space, designing a press release, and installing the work.

We have been working with the Kensington Aldridge Academy’s Art Department over the last few months. As well as having delivered a Textiles workshop to students on year 10 during London’s Creativity and Wellbeing week in June, we have welcomed a group of students to Blechynden Street Studios for a studio visit with artists Rachael Nee and Carolina Rodrigues, where they created suspended sculptures in the courtyard, based on ideas of utopia. 

Kensington Aldridge Academy is near Grenfell Tower, and five of the students have sadly lost their lives in the fire last year. The school has since been relocated to a temporary building in the same area. 

The Academy is also in close proximity to Acava’s Blechynden Street Studios and Maxilla Studios, and we hope to continue our collaboration with them long after the school returns to their original building in September.

The KAA exhibition opens Wednesday 11th July 5-7pm, also open at the weekend 11am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.

At Acava’s Maxilla Studios (the former Children's Centre under the Westway)



Images: Flyer; Students installing the show; Textiles workshop; Suspended sculptures with Carolina Rodrigues