|Inventing Space - An art workshop for young people and adults|
An art workshop for young people and adults
with Mary-Ruth Walsh, artist and co-curator of Utopia Ltd.
Wednesday 22 June from 2pm till 4pm and Thursday 23 June fromm 11am till 1pm
This artist-led workshop is the inverse of Strangely Familiar Shades of Gray; (a recent exhibition at Galway Arts Centre of Mary-Ruth Walsh). It will be about an active resolution to create user friendly spaces in people’s rooms, flats and homes by making a box-cum-room-divider.
It’s about re-looking at private and public space, and how to make a personal physical space work for the person through inventive ideas. The two session workshop will also look at how small changes can have a big impact. It’s about empowering the occupier to think laterally.
Using robust cardboard, participants will build a box-cum-room-divider to address issues of privacy at home, organising personal belongings and setting up spaces for reading, working and experimenting (see overleaf sketch). One particular issue people have is the problem of not having a space to experiment with, pursue a hobby or just to try things out, as space is limited and everything must be constantly 'tidied away'.
Mary-Ruth will also be introducing the idea of mending and repairing, of reusing things rather than throwing things out, using Sugru (www.sugru.com).This material is a silicone that looks like plasticine, is easy to use, and ‘soft-hardens’ in hours. Irish London-based artist-designer Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh has developed it and it’s inspiring many people to repair, adapt, reinvent and reclaim everyday objects.
This workshop encourages awareness, organisation and promotes self-education about art, design and the built environment, both in private and public spaces.
The workshop is suitable for teenagers, young people and adults
Places are limited to 10, materials are supplied and the two session workshop cost is €20, concessions with appropriate I.D.(student, unemployed, older people, and Highlanes Gallery Friends etc.) €16
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