See how children have been inspired by Joseph Wright 'of Derby'.
Every year, as part of our Take One Picture programme, we invite primary schools nationwide to focus on one of our paintings and respond creatively to its themes and subject matter, historical context, or composition. Take One Picture aims to inspire cross-curricular learning, as well as a lifelong love of art.
This year, schools have responded to Joseph Wright of Derby's An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump.
The painting was chosen for the wide range of subjects that are explored: the depiction of a scientific experiment and its entertainment value, the human drama happening in a night-time domestic setting, and the references to the Age of Enlightenment.
Featuring works by children from 31 different primary schools in a diverse range of media – from a multicoloured fabric print to wire sculptures – the exhibition showcases the richness of children's creative responses to Wright's painting.