Let’s Get Creative – Big Build
15 April – 16 April 2023
Saturday: 2-3.10pm & 3.20-4.30pm, Sunday: 10.30-11.40am & 11.50am-1pm
Orleans House Gallery
Artist Abigail Hunt invites families to explore and openly respond to a collection of materials, including cardboard, string, fabric and collections of natural items gathered from the woodland around Orleans House Gallery.
Thinking carefully about our relationship with the environment and a need to not generate more ‘stuff’, the session will focus on creating artworks that exist temporarily. Enjoy the experience of making and creating in the moment. Where possible materials have been sourced ecologically and will be recycled and re-used.
Over two days of workshops, families will respond to the materials and add to things made by other families, culminating in a collaborative installation of artworks.
This is a ticketed session but you are welcome to join anytime during your ticketed hour. You can also leave and come back if you want to. Let’s Get Creative is aimed at families with children aged 4-11 years, though all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
About Abigail Hunt
Abigail has over twenty years experience teaching, facilitating and managing creative projects for galleries, museums and other organisations. She also creates visual resources and environments for audiences to explore contemporary art. Her research-based art practice incorporates collage, sculpture, installation, social engagement, environmental awareness and event-based performance. Abigail is currently our artist-in-residence on our early years programme Play:Make:Art and is delighted to also be delivering Let’s Get Creative for April. During this residency Abigail is working with Richmond Arts Service to explore our Cultural Reforesting programme where we are asking the question – how can we renew our relationship with nature?
About Cultural Reforesting
Cultural Reforesting is a series of artist-led, multi-disciplinary projects set in the context of the ecological crises of our time. Orleans House Gallery is supporting artists to explore local solutions to this crisis. We want the gallery, with its vibrant grounds and creative setting, to be a place where all can come to collaborate, find a community and make a difference, no matter how personal or small.