The workshop was different and very amusing – Student, Kingston College
The Stanley Picker Gallery has been delighted to welcome Foundation Diploma Media Students from Kingston College, young people from the Anstee Bridge Project and the Stanley Picker Gallery Art Club, to participate in ‘Working Title (Working Title)’, a series of practical and discussion-based workshops followed by an exhibition, inspired by Daniel Eatock’s creative practice and dynamic installation One + One.
During the workshops, which formed part of our Participation Programme, students explored Eatock’s exhibition and responded by making their own drawings and ‘one + one proposals’ that incorporated the stock of displayed objects. They imagined, designed and constructed their own, unique pairings, beginning with collages made from catalogue cut-outs, followed by images taken from google search engines, photo-shopped to design specifications set by the artist. In groups, students championed a favourite idea that had been suggested by their peers, then planned and sourced the physical components for construction. They photographed their combinations and made prints as artistic records of the outcomes.
Kingston College students, who were enrolled on a college module, titled ‘Designing Print-based Media’, learnt about the process involved with creating digital prints as artworks and for publicity and took a tour of the printmaking rooms and digital media suites at Kingston University, guided by Art & Design students and technical staff. Making use of this knowledge, new and existing skills, and with the advice of Rob Mann, Senior Graphic Designer at Kingston University, pupils used special templates to design their very own Stanley Picker Gallery exhibition posters – each unique to the artist making it. Their final challenge was to collaborate to curate and install their artworks ready for exhibition.
The Stanley Picker Gallery team were extremely impressed by the creative thinking and team-work displayed the group, whose final challenge was to collaborate to curate and install their artworks ready for exhibition, also named ‘Working Title’. Both workshops and the exhibition, were a great success and many congratulations were shared among all involved.