Spike Island

I Am Making ArtThe medium is the crumplage (after Jiří Kolář)


Saturday 5 November 2016, 2–6pm


Free, booking advised

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I Am Making Art

Artist Ben Owen sets up a collective space, inviting you to massage and mediate prints through froissage and crumplage, methods pioneered by Czech artist Jiří Kolář. 

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I am Making Art

These monthly activity sessions are led by artists and take place in the Spike Island Café. Visitors of all ages and abilities can try out new techniques and approaches to making art, from drawing and painting to collage, sculpture and animation and are invited to drop in any time during the session.

Benjamin Owen

Owen's work explores disconnection and reflection through spaces and objects. Recent work has explored the potential for objects to become performative as they drift through junk shops, commercial environments and museums. White Beat combines images from Bristol’s City Museum and a re-edit of ‘The Return to OZ’ - a composition that aims to provoke thought about material and presentational forms by disconnecting them from their original contexts.  Owen has coordinated performances through the DIY collective Pull the Strings and worked within a variety of institutions, running workshops and teaching art within schools and colleges.

Benjamin Owen's website