20/10/2012 Art Club
The children at Art Club have been busy over the past few weeks using The Work Between the Lines as a starting point for making their own art works. There have been sessions that have explored using words, creating big action drawings and doodling monsters!
8/10/2012 Cabbage Heart Workshops
Theatre Alibi’s latest production for primary schools Cabbage Heart provided a great link to the work Spacex does with schools and artists, we were able to offer workshops which extended the children’s experience of the play, looking at an artists work in the gallery and creating responses to the work.
Alphington Primary School were able to work with John Court who talked about his work as an artist and got the children thinking about drawing and writing in lots of different ways. Children from Whipton Barton Primary School also came and worked with the exhibition.
1/10/12 Teacher Twighlight
The Autumn term started with an incredible opportunity for both teachers and students, John Court led sessions talking about his practice and taking groups through drawing activities specially designed to explore some of the process that goes into making his work.
The first of these sessions was for teachers who hope to visit the gallery and use John’s work as a starting point for work with their students. John talks very openly about how being dyslexic shaped his experience of school and is keen to share this with teachers and children.
Everyone that came to this session found it really useful and inspiring to hear the artist talk about their work in such an open way.
27/09/12 The Work Between the Lines
Preparations are in full swing at Spacex for the opening of John Court’s exhibition on Saturday.
The above ‘map’ was produced for Spacex by Bella whilst she was on her work experience placement from school. We aim to invite a range of people to produce their thoughts and connections to each exhibition.
14/09/2012 Last chance!
If you haven’t managed to see the Michael Samuels exhibition yet there’s just one more day left to pop down to Spacex before it closes tomorrow evening and every thing is packed away.
The prints and jewellery above were produced during the 2 Crafty Social sessions that ran during the exhibition which inspired the use of wood veneers, perspex and images of the ideal home!
23/08/2012 Time for a creative cuppa?
The workshops finish tomorrow but the Creative Cafe is open for another week, so if you haven’t had chance to visit yet there’s still time to do some Michael Samuels inspired making.
23/08/2012 Holiday Workshops
It’s been busy here at Spacex over the past week or so, building sets, playing with light, and making masks are just a few of the things that have been happening in the workshops.
Last week at Spacex, we were joined by Bella Bakere, a student from ISCA College of Media Arts for a week of work experience in the gallery. She has been incredibly helpful in the run up to the highly anticipated Michael Samuel’s This Was Tomorrow exhibition and we though we’d share with you just what she’s been up to.
So what sort of things have you been up to here this week?
Well, I’ve mainly been helping Kathy out with some of the learning projects and preparation for the upcoming learning events – this even included a bit of painting! As well as, spending some time researching Michael Samuels and interviewing him about his exhibition.
How did you find talking to Michael Samuels about his upcoming exhibition here?
It was a really great opportunity talking to Michael in depth about his work, I understand how rare it is to be able to talk to an artist, firsthand, about their work. Also, the interview with Michael will be really helpful for my art GCSE, I’m looking forward to doing a really in depth research page on him.
What have you most enjoyed about working here at Spacex?
I’ve really enjoyed doing a wide range of activities and just getting an insight into what goes on each day. It’s amazing how much you don’t see that goes on here. Oh and of course the staff are really friendly and have made me feel very welcome!
Thanks Bella! It’s been a real pleasure having you here.
If you’d like to see what all the fuss is about, join us on Saturday 28 July from 3pm for Michael Samuels This Was Tomorrow exhibition opening and artist’s talk.
Cat – Gallery Intern
12/7/2012 This was Tomorrow
Want to know about This Was Tomorrow today? This great guide to some of the themes and ideas in our next exhibition by artist Michael Samuels was created by Rachel Sved during her work experience placement last week.
Spacex Family Sunday
Thanks to everyone who came along to our Family Sunday on June 24th for an afternoon of den building, animation,tea and biscuits. Families worked together to transform the atrium into a tent-city, and the reception was a busy with a mini stop motion studio. We had great fun and hope you did too. Look out for more great things to do at Spacex this summer.