A group exhibition exploring themes of home: identity, memory and heritage, through a range of media from film, digital art and collage, to painting and printmaking by 2021 Kingston Fine Art Graduates.
Participating Artists: Douaa El-Azizi, Edward Mac, Omalola Mau, Husna Memon, Kristine Meniano, Brianna Lois Parker, Sumnima Pun, Amrit Sanghera, and Zooey Sealey.
Curators: Courtney Gregory, Husna Memon, Sumnima Pun with Helen Potkin, Associate Professor (Art History) at Kingston University.
Since the early 20th century, Britain has lived through culturally transformative events from devastating wars, mass migration, to economic and environmental change, which has ultimately resulted in a multi-ethnic society. This history to which we are all connected, has impacted the ways in which an individual defines home. Furthermore, the pandemic has significantly affected our relationship to our homes, and has forced us to re-evaluate, re-define and re-purpose the home to adjust to the current climate.
For some, home remains the place where they were born, while for others, it is an adopted place where they have developed a bond with the environment and its cultural identity. Some people think of home as a more solid ‘truth’ that connects to their race, identity, or cultural heritage. Despite Britain being diverse, the concept of home for People of Colour is tainted by the experiences of exclusion and racism. The experiences and stories of communities of colour are largely unheard and un-documented. As individuals who are from these communities, the nine artists offer a unique lens on the concept of home in all its complexities and meanings. In light of this, the artists have come together to present a varied collection of work that shares these wider themes of home through film, digital art and digital collage, painting and printmaking.
One Paved Court event
Movie-Makers Spring Term classes
Dramacube Movie-Makers classes – Teddington
Budding young film makers aged 7-14yrs can join us for our exciting movie-making classes.
Each term we’ll be tackling a different genre starting each class with a brief history before jumping into the practical art of film making and screen-acting.
Classes will cover all aspects of film-making including pre-production planning giving students an all-round introduction to the exciting world of the movies.
In addition we’ll have acting tutors on hand to offer guidance on acting-for-the-screen, eye lines, volume and hitting your mark.
Whether they love being behind the camera or starring on screen they’ll love making a movie together which will be shared at the end of term in an official screening.
For more information, to enrol or book a 2-week taster click here.
Seamsters: After School Sewing Club
Seamsters is an after school club with a difference. Kids will learn how to cut their own patterns and sew their clothes with experienced clothing designer Lynn Hiller.
Lynn has worked for John Rocha and Jasper Conran and now loves to teach young people how to sew. With more and more concern about fast fashion, its impact on the environment and our waste, making clothes is the way forward. Students will learn how to operate a sewing machine, hand sew and embroider. They can choose their own projects throughout the term.
This new club starts on Friday 14th January at 4.20-5.20pm and is a ten week term (with a one week break for half term on 18th February). It is held at Wurkshop, 46-52 Church Road Mews, Barnes, SW13 0DQ.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you'd like more information. You can also find more details and book via: www.wurkshop.co.uk/clubs
Life Drawing Classes
Monday evenings | 7pm to 9pm at Wurkshop, Barnes, SW13 0DQ
Under the expert direction of artist Kathy Barker, you will be taken through a variety of approaches to drawing the nude figure.
Exploring different mediums, developing line and tonal techniques, balance and posture, seeing the mass, and comparative measurement throughout.
With close 1-2-1 guidance and demonstrations, Kathy will ensure that each student receives lots of individual attention.
The class has a small group size and both beginners and experienced artists are welcome.
BOOK VIA: www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults
Wild and Wonderful - Presented by BobCat Gallery
Wild and Wonderful: A New Exhibition Celebrating our Connection with Nature on London’s King’s Road
Independent online art retailer BobCat Gallery will be hosting a pop-up exhibition at the 508 Gallery on London’s King’s Road from 24th - 31st January 2022.
‘Wild and Wonderful’ will celebrate the connection people have rediscovered with nature during the coronavirus pandemic, and spotlight artists who use natural materials in their artistic practice.
Curator and BobCat Gallery Founder, Catherine Sweet, says:
“The exhibition will include works focused on natural beauty and conservation, as well as from artists who incorporate natural materials into their work, or those who have formed a strong bond with the natural world to boost their mental wellbeing - whether that's prior to or because of the pandemic and/or lockdown.
BobCat Gallery specialises in original, affordable artwork, and we’re delighted to present such a brilliant selection of works including painting, etching, ink drawings, hand crafted glass sculpture and handmade watercolours.”
The exhibition Private View will take place on Tuesday 25th January from 6pm - 9pm. To register for your free ticket, head to Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wild-and-wonderful-bobcat-gallery-x-508-gallery-tickets-164154234735
For more information visit www.BobCatGallery.co.uk
BobCat Gallery event
Lad’Art Group Exhibition : Café/Bar Gallery
The Lad'Art group was born when Laura and Daniela noticed the accumulation of rubbish in their homes: plastics, packing, telephones, laptop and many other appliances. They said: "The waste emergency is real and alarming, so we started to develop a private recycling operation to transform waste into artistic creation."
Landmark Arts Centre event
Join us for a wonderful day of textile art with expert weaver Hilary Charlesworth.
In this full day course held in the lovely studio at United Response, Teddington, Hilary will teach you all the skills necessary to produce your own woven designs. Using a simple frame loom and a variety of yarns, you’ll spend the day learning how to weave a sampler of techniques, both traditional and 3D.
All materials, including loom and yarns, are included, so you’ll be able to continue practising at home on your loom.
The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with some prior experience of tapestry weaving.
We’ll provide lots of tea, coffee and cake throughout the day and there will be a break for lunch, when you can either eat a packed lunch or treat yourself at one of the many cafes in Teddington.
Hilary is a very experienced teacher who’s been spinning and weaving for almost 30 years and has been featured on Kirsty Alsopp’s “Homemade House”.
To book, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/workshops/
Handmade Workshops event
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JOC Ceramic Gallery event