ReFrieze: A unique Art and Citizenship project

To celebrate the 140th birthday of the Royal Albert Hall, the Hall’s Learning & Participation team asked students from Special and Specialist schools nationally to reinterpret the iconic Victorian mosaic frieze, that runs around the top of the building’s exterior.  They were challenged to investigate and visually represent the changes that have taken place in the UK’s values and identity since the Hall was built.

By ‘stitching together’ over 600 artworks created by the students in response to bespoke project resources,  photo digital artist Henry Reichhold has created ReFrieze: a 21st Century frieze as seen through the eyes of young people living in Britain today.

Click on the tabs above or the sentences below to explore the ReFrieze project

Explore the Hall’s original frieze

Learn more about the ReFrieze project and participating schools

Download and use the teaching resource packs

View individual pieces in the student gallery and explore them by school or theme

View ReFrieze: the final panorama of project artworks

We hope that you will be inspired to use this website as inspiration for your own Art and Citizenship investigation.

Read more about the project

From the Student Gallery

Lucy Seal - fanfare with a background

Artwork created by students from Bitterne Park Secondary School and Great Oaks School for the Your story theme(s).

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Website photography by Marcus Ginns / Panorama by Henry Reichhold

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