For many vulnerable people in our community staying at home, windows have become an important place to have conversations and watch the world outside, featured in last week’s Grayson Perry’s Channel 4 Art Club. For those able to get out and about, you will have noticed Rainbows for the NHS in windows, and perhaps been lucky enough to see some of Jeremy Deller and our graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge’s poster campaigns too. Here in Kingston, local artists have been putting artworks in their windows in place of their annual Open Studio.
Inspired by windows, our Museum & Gallery Assistants Zainab & Kyle have some ideas for getting creative with your windows at home! Zainab has been capturing her favourite views from home, what they have meant to her over this period and giving us some tips on how to sketch and enjoy them. Kyle has been thinking about transforming our views and how posting positive affirmations and signs can affect the everyday health of our communities. He’s given us some great ideas of how we can continue to brighten up our windows and the days of passers by. Download their instructions here:
Transforming Our View by Kyle Campbell-Pope
Views from Our Windows by Zainab Sanyang
We’d love to see what’s happening in your windows this week! Share your results on social media by tagging us on Instagram @stanleypicker or Twitter @pickergallery or by sending us your images to firstname.lastname@example.org to show us your work.
Kyle Campbell-Pope is an aspiring scriptwriter and 3rd year BA Fine Art student at Kingston School of Art. He leads after-school Art Clubs at King Athelstan and St Luke’s Primary Schools in Kingston.
Zainab Sanyang is an illustrator, educator and 3rd year Illustration Animation student at Kingston School of Art. She leads the Saturday Art Club at Stanley Picker Gallery for local children.