Family Gallery Workshops: altered
altered is a major solo exhibition by British sculptor and disability rights activist, Tony Heaton OBE. The exhibition explores Heaton’s sculptural practice from his early disability rights activism and his initiation of the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA), to more recent work that includes direct stone carving and neon text pieces. With wit and self-awareness, Heaton uses a range of materials and techniques to produce intelligent and thought-provoking work that is a reflection of the artist’s own biography.
Come and explore altered in Gallery 1 with our friendly learning team and use resources in the Salmon Gallery to explore through making maquettes, assembling and making pop up art and collage.
Spaces are limited to give people enough space and are pre-bookable only.
Please note when booking tickets, one ticket is for one family bubble (up to 5 people).
(10 family bubbles per workshop.)
Itinerary of workshops:
'Marvellous Maquettes' – 1, 29 April and 10 June
Make your own marvellous maquettes in the gallery with your family! Using simple and accessible materials, make your own sculpture and learn about the artist Tony Heaton and sculpture techniques. Keep your work or display it in the Salmon Gallery for all to see!
'The thingliness of things' – 15 April, 6 and 27 May and 17 June
Learn about the artist Tony Heaton and his exhibition to get creative and learn about assemblage. Assemblage is an art form all about collecting and arranging objects to make something new. Using an exciting collection of red items, stack, group, collect, arrange and assemble them to pop up art with your family!
'Altered Art' – 22 April, 13 May, 3rd & 24th June
Tony's exhibition includes pieces of art that takes images and text which he has altered, to shift our understanding of things. Use recycled prints and simple art materials and techniques, to change, adapt, alter, destroy or modify the art work to create a new meaning for your picture.