Family Workshop: Varekai Exhibition

Family Workshop: Varekai Exhibition

4 Sep - 23 Oct 2021




4 Sep - 23 Oct 2021

Easton Community Centre: Saturday 31 July 2021, 1:30- 3:30pm | FREE 

Kilburn St, Easton, Bristol BS5 6AW

BCL South: Saturday 4 September 2021, 10.30pm – 12.30pm | FREE

Bristol Community Links South, Langhill Avenue, Avon, Bristol BS4 1TN

St Paul's Learning Centre:  Saturday 9 and 23 Oct, 10am-12.30pm | FREE

94 Grosvenor Road, St Pauls Bristol, BS2 8XJ

Artists Jessie and Maria will guide you through making a collaborative and individual textile artworks that focus on landscape and 'place', which are the themes of Varekai (Wherever) the RWA Pop-up Exhibition.

The collaborative textile artwork will be based on a tradition in Sudan of women artists working together to embellish a stretched piece of plain fabric with stitching, fabric paint, beads, gems and all sorts of decorations. The youngest children can finger paint onto it, and those who want to can sew or stick decorative materials on. Parents are encouraged to join in too. Individual pieces can be taken home. 

There will also be a very simple collage activity and some fun mask making, both relating to the lead image of circus performers.

A great workshop for brightening up your weekend!

Suitable for all ages.  Parents must remain in the building and are encouraged to join in. 

June Berry RWA NEAC Hon. RE RWS (b.1924), Le Cirque du Soleil Performing ‘Varekai’, 2011, watercolour, 48 x 63cm. RWA Collection © RWA (Royal West of England Academy)


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