Offering local youngsters the chance to join clay modelling workshops
The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, as a Tate Exchange Associate, has launched a new arts engagement project which will bring clay and digital storytelling workshops to a network of galleries on the south bank of the Thames.
The project – called Material Action - will offer young people from Wandsworth and Lambeth the opportunity to explore clay working and exchange their experiences of the developing area with the support of skilled and established artists.
The workshop programme will be run by arts group Collective Matter, and will take place in Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, Gasworks and Pump House Gallery .
The project is part of the Tate Exchange programme and will culminate in an interactive and participatory workshop to showcase the young people’s work within Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, one of the world’s most prestigious arts venues.
Young people taking part will have the opportunity to express their observations and memories of the local area, through creative clay making. The workshops aim to encourage participants to create works which reflect on the changes taking place across Nine Elms and Vauxhall.
The workshops will take place between January and March 2017 at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, Gasworks and Pump House Gallery and the participatory event at Tate Modern will be held on March 10th.
Vauxhall was once home to the famous Royal Doulton pottery company and clay brick is a key building material across the regeneration area. Battersea Power Station, which sits at the western end of Nine Elms, is reportedly Europe’s biggest brick building.
December 12, 2016