When:Saturday 31 October, 11am - 3pm
This workshop is being run by Emma Rani Hodges in conjunction with her exhibition:
‘If guilt could take a physical form, would it flood the room and stain the walls pink? I wish I could pick it up in both my hands and mould it into something soft that would stop crushing the walls of your chest.
‘If my heart could speak it would say come closer and hold me tighter. I made this for you.’
This workshop will focus on storytelling through the creation of small dioramas. We will be finding ways to tell stories about our families, our cultures, and our personal history through the framework of fiction. The aim is to bring spoken language into dialogue with a visual narrative.
This workshop will begin with participants taking time to learn about each other and discussing what we wish to communicate through the use of object. We will talk about the symbols and signifiers of our identity and discuss what happens when we introduce them into a visual art context while looking at examples of how other artists have done this.
Participants are invited to use any material that evokes associations of place or memory. We will then spend time creating these artworks together. This might be through making a collage of images from magazines, by assembling small objects from your bedroom or from nature, or through painting or drawing.
Details at a glance:
11am – 3pm, Saturday 31st October
Age: All ages
Some questions you might like to ask to yourself beforehand are:
What happens when we deconstruct our everyday actions and think about each of them as an act in a performance?
Can we preform our sense of self?
Can we repair and re-create memories that have been lost or forgotten?