Artspace

Education

Keeping you in the loop


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
Free


Register by emailing education@artspace.org.nz 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.

Snacks provided

 

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. 

 
Integral to the education programme is fostering a relationship with local schools in the community.  
 
Visiting Artspace
• Artspace welcomes visits from school groups of all ages. 
• Often, we can also provide a tour or introductory talk about the current exhibitions. 
• If possible contact our Education Intern ahead of time if you are planning on bringing a school group to Artspace. 
 
Artist-led education programmes
We are working on education programmes that will allow students to work closely with artists to develop their skills or knowledge of contemporary art over multiple sessions. We aim to work together with schools in discussing the appropriate age group, subject group and dates for these programmes. 
 
If you would like more information about developing an artist-led education programme at your school or have any other education queries, please email Salome Tanuvasa and Siliga David Setoga education@artspace.org.nz or call 09 303 4965 Tuesday - Saturday.