Fabulise the world… create a folly!

Sat 27 Jan 2024, 11am – 3pm
Free and all ages welcome
SPACE Ilford
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Join artist Emily Tracy to dream up some extraordinary mish-mash buildings using collage and painting. Imagine a house of every style, a den in the sky, an underground hideout, or a really show-off villa. Make simple collaged buildings inspired by Ben Cove’s paintings, and then add even more colour and texture with paint.

Come along to this free creative workshop suitable for all ages and play with colour and shape using found architectural drawings. You will be encouraged to throw conventional architecture out of the window, to join pillars, porticos and architraves into an abstract artwork. All dreamers welcome!

Emily Tracy has created socially engaged projects which invite collaboration over many years – including the Ilford Directory billboard commission for SPACE in 2022. Using collage, objects and collaborative research, often inspired by museum or archive ordering systems, she works to create participatory installation, small sculptural pieces, collage and artist books. These often reflect upon our relationship with our surroundings and our changing environment.

She has invited audiences to collect and sort clutter, help reunite lost property, create collage to reflect our roller coaster lives of the last two years, and ask the question ‘What do we hold dear?’ Recent projects have been driven to explore the human desire to know, to find and to collect, and how this relates to our lives and the places we live in.

Emily has created projects for B-Side Festival, University of Leeds, Metal (Peterborough), The Museum of London (Docklands), The British Museum, The Bloomsbury Festival and Up Projects. She likes to create artwork for unusual places. This year she has exhibited her work at That House On Mare Street and at The Portland Bird Observatory.