These are not the moments that others may remember us for, but they are the moments that have made us who we are. Art Club member, May 2016
In Spring 2016 children from Epsom Primary and King Athelstan Primary Art Clubs participated in a programme of activity inspired by Revisiting Genesis, an artist web series created by Stanley Picker Fellow Oreet Ashery, as part of her fellowship commission.
Like the characters on screen, the young artists have reflected upon the instances in their lives that have contributed to their character. One activity involved sharing, in turn, recollections of the most significant days of their lives with partners, describing both sensory and emotional detail. While doing so their partners sketched. Upon completion, each pair described to the group both their partner’s experience and their own significant moment. This was a very revealing experience for the young artists. As describers they were forced to consider what made them outside of physical characteristics, and as listeners, learnt a lot about each other – among whom are those they consider to be their closest friends – that we may never had before.
A selection of these artworks accompanied by text are currently showcased online (see the links below) and were sited in the reception at Stanley Picker Gallery through half term May 2016 until Saturday 11 June, which corresponded to the Kingston University Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture Undergraduate Degree Show. All were encouraged to take a browse through these tales and depictions of the remarkable everyday.