Conversation Piece is the name given to a type of group portraiture. Works of this sort are usually small in scale and depict, relatively informally, a group of family members or of friends.
The Omnibus After School Art Club worked with Colombian artist and graduate of Central St. Martin’s art college in London, Sonnia Mar Montes to produce a book together.
Sonnia has produced several inventive and innovative books.with other community groups.
The title Conversation Pieces was chosen to express the idea of a collective work in images, poetry and text to which all the participants made contributions.
In Spring term we invited children from Oak Lodge School for children with impaired hearing to join our other students from Chestnut Grove Academy and Virgo Fidelis Preparatory School.
Sincere thanks to everybody who took part and gave their creative energies to our project.
Let’s hope that we can produce more collective works of this kind of thing in the future.