Inspired by South Hill Park’s production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, students from Bracknell and Wokingham College have been busily putting the final touches to their series of paintings that go on display during the run of this Shakespeare production. South Hill Park’s interpretation is set in the ruins and debris from the aftermath of war and the images depict this using a pen and ink technique.
The exhibited work on display in the foyer of the Wilde Theatre is made up of a collaboration between students on the BTEC Level 3 Art and Design course. The picture concept and drawing was done by Peter Lovelock with painting elements finished by Lia Deans and Colleen Hill. The barbed wire title was artworked by Sandeep Bains with the external figures of Romeo and Juliet created by Angela Bellus and Nymador Debora. The picture mounting was crafted by Amina Gawhari and Karmin Walsh.
Project coordinator and college tutor Jan Allen commented ‘the students were really excited to be involved with this project. They were completely inspired by the play’s setting. They collaborated effectively together to create a stunning series of images that complement the production really well, I’m so pleased we could be part of this.’
This exhibition is on display throughout the run of the production and until the middle of March 2018. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet runs from Tue 6 to Sat 10 Feb 2018. For more information about the production visit southhillpark.org.uk/events/romeo-and-juliet/