Workshops with Godfried Donkor

Feb 2009

Workshop for young people and families.

Saturday 28th February 2009 11am - 6pm, led by artist Godfried Donkor with Matt Jenkins: A drop–in day of building and constructing , using cardboard and found objects, to create a Fantasy Township that responds to Godfried Donkor’s three major structures in the Story of a London Township exhibition at SPACE, including the Mud Hut.

Music, food. BSL signers at this event.

Part of Discover Young Hackney.

Workshop for Deaf Young people

Ages 11 - 19yrs

Wednesday 25 February 10am - 2.30pm, led by deaf artist Matt Jenkins: Students from Blanche Nevile School met Godfried Donkor who took them round his exhibition ‘Story of a London Township’. They then made their own shelter with Matt Jenkins to add to the Fantasy Township.

BSL signers were at this event. Part of Discover Young Hackney

SPACE works with Deaf artists and audiences to increase participation in and access to the arts through active engagement and exchange.

Building Exploratory Workshop

Took place on Saturday 31 January 2009

Children and their families were invited to take part in this workshop which was led by artist Karen Logan with the Building Exploratory; in association with SPACE.

After exploring the three different hut structures in the Story of a London Township exhibition and listening to some story telling the children were asked to think about ideas such as shelter, safety and home as well as architecture and materials. They built a series of model dwellings which they lit internally using glow sticks and created a mini township inside the corrugated iron Hut.