Norfolk school to exhibit at Tate Modern

03.10.2012 08:00 | pressrelease

Statkraft sponsors exhibition

Statkraft and local school Alderman Peel High have joined artistic forces to bring the work of artist Edvard Munch to life on the Norfolk shores.

Statkraft, Norway's leading renewable energy company, has launched the Modern Eye Project – a creative project for art students – with Alderman Peel High School, in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.

As sponsor of “Edward Munch: The Modern Eye” at Tate Modern in London, Statkraft, together with leading UK visual artist and filmmaker Ivana Bobic, are working with GCSE art students from Alderman Peel to produce one-minute videos that re-consider and celebrate their local environment.  Students will take inspiration from Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s experimental techniques with video.

The winning video will be displayed at Tate Modern as part of the “Modern Eye” exhibition on the 4 October, with the students in attendance to celebrate their artistic endeavours. The exhibition coincides with the opening of the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm project in which Statkraft has been involved since 2009.

Senior Vice President of Statkraft Corporate Communication Bente Engesland said, "We have been working closely with the local community throughout the construction of the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm. We thought it would be fitting to partner with a forward-thinking school such as Alderman Peel High, to encourage their art pupils to capture images that would evoke the sentiment and style of their local environment.”

Alderman Peel High school headmaster Mr. Alastair Ogle added, “We’re delighted to be working with Statkraft on the Modern Eye Project. This is a great opportunity for our GCSE art students to gain first-hand experience working with professional artists and learn from the work of Munch.”

Statkraft is a proud sponsor of Munch’s Modern Eye and as the largest supplier of renewable energy in Europe, our ambition is to drive further innovation and establish new standards in pure energy. In the same way Munch had a modern view on art, Statkraft has a modern view on energy.