Alongside the exhibition Potentially Yours, The Coming Community, the Artspace education team is excited to present two amazing workshops by artists Sorawit Songsataya (Saturday December 10) and Dan Nash (Saturday December 17).
WORKSHOP 1 WITH SORAWIT SONGSATAYA: KEEPING YOU IN THE LOOP
Saturday December 10, two sessions: 1 – 2:30pm or 2.30 – 4:00pm
Open to all ages
Maximum of 20 people, registrations required
Refreshments will be provided
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up for either 1pm or 2:30pm session.
Sorawit Songsataya's workshop keeping you in the loop, will explore indigenous knowledge around string games.
Part 1. There will be a brief introduction of string figures from Pacific and North and South American cultures, with handouts describing string games for people to try. We will have a collaborative drawing table to display string figures. String will be provided.
Part 2. Participants are encouraged to bring clothes: a long scarf, long sleeve jumpers made out of either wool or cotton, something stretchy or soft long pieces of materials for a group string game that will be performed outdoors in Artspace’s carpark.
WORKSHOP 2 WITH DAN NASH
Saturday December 17, drop in anytime between 12 – 4pm
Dan Nash & Ruby Read’s Kids* workshop
*All ages welcome, no need to register.
Drawing on fictional narratives that he incorporates in his practice, Dan Nash has developed a fish character. Participants of this workshop will discover the fish’s story, while contributing to a collaborative sculpture.
Dan Nash and Ruby Read will help kids and adults to personalise agar-agar jellies, by decorating them with various materials, which will then become part of a large fish sculpture in the gallery.
The fish’s story will unfold through watching audio-visual poems about the sea accompanied with collected found video footage.
In 2013, Artspace teamed up with Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust to establish a new education internship at the gallery. The role is dedicated to working with students and teachers to provide an engaging and relevant experience of contemporary art.