Opening hours Gallery: Wednesday to Sunday 12–5pm

I Am Making Art: Reimagining communities through collage

with Oshii

I Am Making Art: Reimagining communities through collage

with Oshii

(Left) Donald Rodney, ‘Untitled’ (1994). Installation view at Spike Island, Bristol. Courtesy the Estate of Donald Rodney and Government Art Collection. (Right) Oshii, 'Journey to the motherland' (2022)

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Drawing on Spike Island’s current exhibition, Donald Rodney: Visceral Canker, multidisciplinary artist Oshii leads a workshop exploring community and collective action through collaborative collage-making.

Attendees will explore how Black artists, such as Donald Rodney, have shared their stories, and challenged society using collage as a medium. All materials are provided, and attendees are invited to bring additional imagery that holds significance to them. This workshop is 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.

OSHII

Oisín “Oshii” Davis-Lyons is a multidisciplinary artist who works with sculpture, painting, collage and mural-based work. He has exhibited in numerous galleries and art initiatives including, Tate Exchange, Liverpool; The RWA, Bristol; Trafalgar Square, London, as part of ‘The World Reimagined’; as well as collaborating with organisations including The National Trust and Jack Daniel’s.

Oshii’s work often explores themes around Black identity, migration and heritage, and the political and social structures that shape modern society. Through his work, he aims to spark discussions, challenge social narratives, and engage communities in participatory projects.

Oshii also runs creative workshops with people of all ages, using a range of media and processes to engage participants and exploring Black history through art. Recently, he has been focussing on decolonisation and the re-contextualisation of colonial cash-crop plants, and he is currently working on a participatory arts project for the National Trust’s Tyntesfield site.

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