Imaginary places and spaces

Sat 12 Aug 2023, 11am – 3pm
Free & suitable for all ages
SPACE Ilford
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Calling all young artists! Join SPACE studio artist and qualified teacher Kelly Sweeney for a fun workshop where we will be working with different surfaces, backgrounds and mark-making to inspire your own creation, influenced by SPACE’s current exhibition of paintings by artist Ben Cove. Participants will be encouraged to explore space, shape, pattern and form to create their own imaginary narrative and sense of place.

Expect a fun, dynamic and creative session that welcomes all abilities and ages. This is an inclusive experience for everyone to access collage and drawing as a way of discovery and experimentation. Kelly has a wealth of experience delivering art education and creative engagement, and this will be a supported activity with bags of artistic freedom to play.

All materials are provided. Work will be dry and ready to take away with you on the day. Reserve your free space, then pop along on the day for a fly-by visit or stay a while, work can always be developed further at home. We look forward to seeing you and your creations in response to our current exhibition.

Kelly Sweeney is a London-based multidisciplinary artist and teacher who studied at Nottingham Trent University and Chelsea School of Art graduating with an MA in 2014. Sweeney exhibits regularly, with work in private collections in Europe, Asia, America, Canada and the UK. Exhibitions include Absent Authors at APT Gallery, London (2021), Ineffable sound and visual collaborative project with LUVA Gallery, London (2021), Night Comers at The Function Suite (2021), Witches, Scamps and Things at HOXTON 253 (2020) and Colour Me film screening premiere at The Horse Hospital, London (2020). Sweeney has been awarded Developing Your Creative Practice and National Lottery funding by Arts Council England and is currently developing a new body of paintings from a collaborative research project supported by Jerwood Arts. The artist lives and works in Hackney. As a qualified teacher Kelly holds QTS with an enhanced DBS certificate.