Let’s Get Creative – Origin myths for a fairer world
7 November 2021
2–2.45pm or 3.15–4pm
Orleans house Gallery
Join artist in residence Nestor Pestana for a creative session for families.
All cultures have creation myths; they describe the creation of natural or social phenomena – a cultural area, a social behaviour, a way of doing things, the formation of lands, of plants, animals, us… They tell the stories of how a new reality came into existence, often using fantasy as a storytelling methodology.
In this workshop, multimedia artist Nestor Pestana invites participants to imagine a new reality for our world; one where all species are perceived in a more equal level. Inspired by a series of narratives and props around this topic, participants will create the origin myths of this new reality, materialising them into sculptures of mythological beings, hopeful monsters, otherworldly creatures… There are no limits for how far fantasy can go!
This workshop is part of a research project Nestor Pestana is developing for Orleans House Gallery, exploring collaborative worldbuilding to imagine a world where the human and non-human are perceived in a more equal level. It builds upon the idea that a better understanding and building empathy with other species might offer us new ways to tackle big issues such as climate change.
This session is designed for families with children aged 4-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
This session is free but tickets should be booked in advance. Please book a ticket for children and adults attending.