Events & performances

Tramway Workshop: Objects & Places (Adults 16+)
Objects and Places
23 Apr — 23 Apr 2016

Each Saturday we will be offering a hands-on workshop exploring one of the artists exhibiting in Tramway during GI Festival. Perfect for those who want to learn a new skill or experiment with materials or techniques in a supportive environment.

Inspired by Amie Siegel’s film ‘Provenance’ and Lawrence Lek’s video ‘QE3’, this workshop looks at a fictional history of places and objects. ‘Provenance’ focuses on the story of mid-century furniture designed for the buildings of Chandigarh, the controversial modernist city in India. The film traces the global movements of these pieces in reverse, from apartments in New York and London, back to auction houses, and then to their origins in India. Lek’s film ‘QE3’ imagines a novel use for the enormous cruise liner, turning it on end and re-purposing it as a new art school.

We will begin the workshop with a short gallery visit to see extracts of the works, before returning to the studio. Please bring in an object with a history, and a printed photo of a place. We will discuss the known past of the objects, and fill in gaps with imagined journeys to the places in the photographs.

The workshop involves a combination of individual and group work, as we will tie all the stories together to collectively make a film about your objects, tracing the history of people and places that might link them all.

Suitable for adults 16+ / no previous experience required / all materials provided, but please bring in an object with a history, and a printed photo of a place

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