As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting school visits, the Saatchi Gallery annually hosts St Charles' drama students at the gallery for their AS level drama exams. In 2010 students devised drama performances in response to works in the exhibition The Empire Strikes Back as entries for their 2010 exams. They rehearsed and performed in front of a live audience at the gallery and were graded for their performances on the day.
This year, students responded to the exhibition Newspeak Part 2 and performed in the gallery space in March 2011.
CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO SEE A SHORT VIDEO OF STUDENTS RESPONDING TO BLACK GRAPE BY DICK EVANS
Students responding to scene with Plane Wreck by Jonathan Wateridge
Jonathan Wateridge , Jungle Scene With Plane Wreck, 2007
Students responding to Huma Bhabha's work, Untitled 2006
Huma Bhabha, Untitled 2006, Clay, wire, plastic, paint, 114.3 x 243.8 x 152.4 cm
students responding to Dream in Dream by T Venkanna
T Venkanna, Dream In Dream, 2007, Oil on canvas, 153 x 259 cm (Diptych)
If you are a drama teacher and would like to book a visit to the gallery or arrange a similar project for your drama students please email inquiries to