Inspired by Spike Island’s exhibition Flo Brooks: Harmonycrumb, this dynamic and fun workshop will look at the poetry of the mundane, thinking through what it means to pay attention to small moments, things that are often left behind, and the intimacies of domestic worlds. We will work with familiar objects and places and transform them through art-making, using techniques such as automatic writing, collage, and collective narrative-building.
No previous experience of art making is needed. Open to all ages and abilities.
I Am Making Art
These regular activity sessions are led by artists and visual practitioners. 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. All materials are provided.
Jack Young is a writer and socially-engaged artist living in Bristol. He writes hybrid work exploring land justice, queer ecologies and hauntings of landscape and archive. His debut chapbook is URTH (Big White Shed: 2022) and he co-edited the book Haunting Ashton Court: A Creative Handbook for Collective History-Making in 2023. He also co-hosts the literary podcast Tender Buttons in partnership with Storysmith Bookshop. As an educator, he works with young people using arts-based critical pedagogy, applied theatre and creative writing to explore themes ranging from fabulist approaches to reanimating the gaps and silences in historical archives, to queer ecologies and speculative fiction. He has worked with community spaces and cultural institutions in Barcelona, London and Bristol including MACBA, Institut Broggi, the Royal Academy, Horseman Museum, Tate, Gasworks, Spike Island, UWE Bristol, Acta Theatre and Artspace Lifespace.