Gilbert White Exhibition
This summer term, the art students at Treloar’s were asked to create some imagery to celebrate the life of Gilbert White.
The artwork is currently on display at Gilbert White’s House in Selbourne.
Selborne and its surrounding landscape inspired Gilbert White’s life-long investigation of the natural world, culminating in his world-famous book The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne.
Here are some of the art works:
Timothy by Harriet
I created the pattern of the tortoise using chalk and a stencil. I created the tortoise by using a light box to draw the lines with a pencil. The background of the image was designed with chalk. It was then duplicated many times using Photoshop. I created two contrasting pieces of work using the tortoise template.
Butterfly by Miruna
I drew the butterfly using the overhead projector and I used a stencil with coloured pastel to create the background.
Swallows by Ella
I created this picture of swallows as this was something Gilbert White observed in his work.
Technique: Batik and Photoshop
Timothy by Rachel
For the Gilbert White project, I created images of Timothy, his pet tortoise who he discussed a lot in his research and observations.
Technique: Stencil and Spray paint
Poppy by Ellis
I created a picture of a poppy to show Gilbert’s love of nature and gardening.
Tortoise Timothy by Hannah
This is a picture of Gilbert Whites Tortoise Timothy, which I have created by first drawing it, using coloured pencil and then using layers and duplicate images of different sizes in Photoshop, until I was happy with a composition.
Technique Coloured pencil, Photoshop
Two mice by Natty
I created this picture of two mice using a lino printing method. I then duplicated it to create an Andy Warhol style image.
Technique: Lino printing and Photoshop
Birds by Emily
I created this picture of birds to represent the type of animals Gilbert White observed as part of his studies.
Technique: Lino Printing