A winding, looping line connects the world of Grayson Perry to our Clore Art Studio, a place to create and play.
Artists Sarah Marsh, Michiko Fujii and Katy McCall along with the Gallery's Family Learning team have drawn out three threads from Perry's tapestries to explore in the studio: the swirling continuous line, the vibrant colour palette and the humble domestic objects that furnish our homes.
You are invited to join us in this improvisatory, creative project. A large table provides a space to reflect and draw. Pick a ribbon to lift the line of drawing from the paper, stretching, wrapping, and weaving it around drawers, hooks, chairs and a door, to make connections and narratives. Select your own music to set the scene.
Everyday objects that we have collected from pound shops and car boot sales wait on shelves for you to take them down and arrange, stack or sort them any way you please.
Year 1 pupils from St Augustine's Primary School helped us to develop the space. They showed us how a ribbon can become a path, a snake or a fence and picture frame can be a portal to another world.
But this is just our starting point. Now it’s over to you. We’ll record the creative process in our reflection diary, on our documentation wall and through film footage.
The studio is open everyday 10am – 5pm until Thursday 30 January (excluding 24, 25, 26, 31 December and 1 January).
Mini Mondays are supported play sessions at 11am-12 noon on December 2, 9, 16 and January 6, 13, 20, 27. Bring your 0-5s and take part in creative play with Jess.
On weekends our artists will be in residence 1 – 3pm. Pop by for five minutes or stay for the afternoon. All ages welcome.