One sixth form art and design students meet Banksy collaborator at University of Essex

Left to right: Emma Connolly (One teacher), Dr Gavin Grindon and Dr Matt Lodder (both lecturers at t

Left to right: Emma Connolly (One teacher), Dr Gavin Grindon and Dr Matt Lodder (both lecturers at the University of Essex) with One students. Picture: ONE - Credit: Archant

Art and design students at One sixth form in Ipswich gained inspiration from one of Banksy’s collaborators during a special session at the University of Essex.

Dr Gavin Grindon, Dr Matt Lodder and Emma Connolly outside the One students' land and sea exhibitio

Dr Gavin Grindon, Dr Matt Lodder and Emma Connolly outside the One students' land and sea exhibition. Picture: ONE - Credit: Archant

Art historian Dr Gavin Grindon worked with the famed artist in a project called The Walled Off Hotel and designing the Museum of Cruel Designs at Weston Super Mare’s Dismaland.

Last week he was joined by students from One to talk about their work, before seeing the students’ work in an exhibition at the university featuring their work on land and sea.

Dr Gavin Grindon talking about his time working with Banksy. Picture: ONE

Dr Gavin Grindon talking about his time working with Banksy. Picture: ONE - Credit: Archant

The display gave the artists a crucial chance to experience exhibiting their work.

One art and design teacher Emma Connolly said: “Overall, I was proud of my students and it was great for them to see their efforts in a public forum. To meet a Banksy collaborator was very exciting for our students.

“Who knows, we may have the next Banksy studying at One right now.”