Rebecca Coyle, our Head of Art was delighted to be able to spend some time with the acclaimed artist, Meha Hindocha who was working on a commission at Manchester Creative Studio, a new 14 to 19 high school and college in Ancoats.
Meha was born and raised in Kenya and, after much travel, now lives in Manchester. Her vibrant and complex work is inspired by different cultures and she is constantly seeking to harmonise cultural boundaries through her art work.
Meha was interviewed by Miss Coyle and talked through her sketchbooks, ideas and processes. She also answered questions from our pupils which had been passed to Miss Coyle.
“Meha was fascinating to talk to, I’m a great fan of her work,” explained Miss Coyle. “Meha’s art is influenced by the landscape and the culture of a city. Some of our GCSE Art pupils are fascinated by her work and have selected her as their artist of choice to influence some of their artwork. We are delighted that Meha is keen to keep on touch with us and she has asked to see the work submitted by our pupils for their GCSE exam.”
Deputy Headteacher at Saint Paul’s, Miss Tina Wilkinson, said “It’s wonderful that Rebecca had the opportunity to spend some time with such an inspiring artist as Meha Hindocha. She was very enthusiastic about her visit and has brought back many ideas to share with her pupils.”
“The mural is amazing and we’d like to share Meha’s work with others,” commented Mr Pete Ramsay, Principal at Manchester Creative Studio. “We are looking forward to welcoming the Saint Paul’s art students into the college to come and see the mural first hand. I am sure that it will provide great inspiration for their own artwork.”