EM15: Workshops


EM15 Resident Artists would like to invite you to participate in a new series of workshops happening throughout August. 

Examining Materiality & Thinking through Things

The first workshop session will be hosted on the 8th of August by Ben Nichol, Mike Tharian & Hannah Whitlow and will be dealing with the idea of the object. 

- Examining Materiality- 12-00 - 2-00pm
Discussion & Object re-making
- Refreshements - 2-00 - 2-30pm
- Thinking through Things- 2-30 - 4-00pm
Expanded Drawing & Sculpture workshop

Places are limited please contact Chris at chris@surfacegallery.org to book a place for either or both sessions.

 

Mark Making & Chapatti Wife

The second workshop session will be hosted by Sian Rhiana Egan and Gaganpreet Gill Gagan Kaur on the 15th of August and will involve painting and cooking.

Mark Making, hosted by Sian Rhiana Egan: 
This workshop will have an emphasis on process and experimental techniques. 
11am - 12pm

Chapatti Wife, hosted by Gaganpreet Gill Gagan Kaur: Come along and experience a day with Chapatti Wife!

- To be an ideal Indian housewife
- To make round Chapattis

12:00 - 15:00pm: The workshop will be divided into two parts. 
You will first be invited to make Chapatti and Chutney. 
The second part consists in developping a collaborative performance with the participants to perform for the camera.
The video work will be part of the artist work for EM15 and the second part is optional.

 

The Treachery of Images, Objects and Words- A Workshop Experience

The third workshop session will be hosted by Alison McCulloch and Billy Hawes on the 22nd of August:

Taking inspiration from Surrealism and Rene Magritte, immerse yourself in this interesting workshop where we will allow our minds and imagination to drift and to run wild. How we perceive the world, what we can see in an image, object or word will be explored as well as the links, associations and narratives that can potentially develop from this.

The aim of this workshop is to have fun exploring the juxtaposition of image, object and word and to create visual work that can be later bound into an interesting form in the subsequent workshop during the afternoon.

During the second half of the workshop we will explore different methods of book making, and different possibilities of what a ‘book’ can actually be, and use any imagery, text and even objects made during the workshop to create a handmade book.

Materials will be provided but you can bring your own images, objects or text along to the workshop if you wish.

The workshop is on Saturday 22nd August at 12 midday. All are welcome and no previous experience or skills are necessary.

 

Last workshop for the EM15

The last workshop session will be hosted by Craig Parr and Mike Tharian on the 29th of August. More information to come.

Photos by Joe Dixey