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Soundweave: Artwork by St John’s C of E Primary School

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The Stanley Picker Gallery is pleased to present Soundweave, a one-day exhibition accompanied by an online presentation of artworks made by Class 4 pupils from St John’s C of E Primary School who participated a series of creative workshops as part of our Sound Matters schools programme.

Throughout Soundweave students learnt about exhibiting maker’s practices and craft processes, and following in the footsteps Weave Waves artists Scanner and Ismini Samanidou, wove individual soundwaves of their names before intertwining their voices and favourite noises to ‘dj’ and record live a group sound work in a manner akin to electronic musician Dominic Wilcox’s Sounds of Making in East London record mixed on designer Yuri Suzuki’s Prepared Turntable. Listen to the sound work (below) – how many voices can you identify?

Soundlikes of Class 4 (remix edition in three parts)

 

 

Fired Up: Artwork by St John’s C of E Primary School

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Fired Up: Artwork by St John’s C of E Primary School

The Stanley Picker Gallery is pleased to present Fired Up, a one-day exhibition accompanied by an online presentation of artworks made by Class 5 pupils from St John’s C of E Primary School (Kingston) who participated a a series of creative workshops as part of our Sound Matters schools programme.

Throughout Fired Up students learnt about exhibiting maker’s practices and craft processes including the ancient art of ceramics, and following in the footsteps of composer Cathy Lane, electronic musicians Scanner and Yuri Suziki, and designer and installation artist Dominic Wilcox, collaborated to compose, perform and record ‘live’ Kingston upon Thames inspired soundscapes, focusing on themes such as ‘The Market Place’, ‘The River Thames’ and ‘Eadweard Muybridge’. Listen to the soundscapes (below) – can you guess which piece is matched to which theme?

Mayhem Footstep

Epic Swans The Thames Train

Silly Sounds Raging Rivers

Sisters Mum’s still here

The Buddies Clip Cloppers

The Stairs The Quacking Lions

Tuning In: In progress – Sound Art by Kingston College Creative Media students

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Tuning In: In progress – Sound Art by Kingston College Creative Media students

 
As part of the Stanley Picker Gallery’s Schools’ Programme, Kingston College Creative Media students have been participating in Tuning In a series of Gallery-based workshops inspired by Crafts Council touring exhibition Sound Matters.

Throughout Tuning In students learnt about exhibiting maker’s practices and craft processes and inspired by composer Cathy Lane, electronic musicians Scanner and Yuri Suziki, and designer and installation artist Dominic Wilcox, have composed and recorded their own Kingston upon Thames themed sound-based artworks for public presentation onsite, online and as a local radio broadcast.

Samples of voice and ‘created sound’ based works in progress can be heard below.

Beats per Minute (BPM) Hospital

Jaffa Cakes Ending Hearts

Jaffa Cakes Ending Hearts remix

TFL Water & Rails

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TFL Outdoor Adventures

MCLA Sport

MCLA2 Mixdown

Fashion Fashion Mixdown

Pid-Gion Teri Hates

Boudicca in Conversation with Kingston University Students May 2013

Boudicca Residency Launch, Fellows Studio, Stanley Picker Gallery May 2013
Boudicca: A request, A meet, A question

Contributing to their Stanley Picker Fellowship, Boudicca (Fashion Designers Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby) were in residence in the Gallery’s Fellows Studio from 1-15 May 2013. Here they experimented with new ideas to progress their Fellowship research and as part of this invited 16 students from Kingston University to participate in a two group exchanges.

Participants whose interests ranged from the practical to theoretical, were invited from a breadth of courses including Fashion and Design, Art History, Photography, Film Making and Computer Games Production.

For Boudicca, interdisciplinary collaboration and debate is integral to the development of contemporary design practice, particularly with regards to fashion and our ability to conceive the art form as independent from industry. Together the groups discussed these issues with reference to Boudicca’s practice past, present and future, and touched upon questions of identity – how and why does one change it?

For students these exchanges offered an “intriguing insight into the life, design and thought processes of professional practitioners at a fork in their practice” and have continued discussion as an independent online collective. For Boudicca, the input of the group opened new conversation and the opportunity for interdisciplinary and academic collaboration.

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Above image: Boudicca Residency Launch, Stanley Picker Gallery Fellows Studio, May 2013