Celebrating Andy Warhol’s “Money Factory” at the Summer Art ExhibitionJune 27, 2019
Crown Fine Art are proud to be supporting Excellence in Learning Community, with their first Summer Art Exhibition. Excellence in Learning Community, partners with a diverse group of 16 schools from across the London Borough of Enfield with their main focus is to provide excellence in teaching and learning.
The Summer Art Exhibition is in collaboration with ColourMeIn Art School (a non-profit organisation), and celebrates the community of Enfield, by involving over 5,000 children. The project design is based around money, using the work of artist Andy Warhol’s “Money Factory” as their basis. Each school will create a mural with bank notes that the children have designed and coloured in. Each mural will be displayed in a similar style to Andy Warhol’s “Money Factory”. A sculpture of an ATM machine decorated with bank notes will also be displayed to celebrate the significance of the first ATM in the UK installed in Enfield Town in June 1967.
The bank notes created will centre around the mythological creature that is used as the Enfield logo. The fictitious character is formed from the head of a fox, chest of a greyhound, body of a lion, tail of a wolf and legs and talons of an eagle. Each school has been allocated one animal as the icon of their bank note. These animals within the logo also have power words that each school have embraced such as ‘wisdom, prowess, courage, friendship and strength’.
The children (Reception through to Year 6) have been incredibly excited to be part of this project. Due to increasing funding restraints schools have difficulty providing creative opportunities like this, which is paramount to the wellbeing and learning potential for all children. This is why we are proud to be able to sponsor and support this event. All money raised is going to the Excellence in Learning Community to support schools develop future creative opportunities.
David Preston, General Manager of Crown Fine Art comments “We are passionate to support the education of young and aspiring artists of the future. This event demonstrates to youths that art is not just about drawing or painting, but that it underpins our communities and businesses.”
The free exhibition will be in the foyer of the Dugdale Centre from 12pm on Sunday 30th June to Saturday 6th July and welcomes all visitors to view this exciting display.