A family workshop for Kettles Yard in the North Cambridge, Arbury community
Trying out the Bare Conductive electric paint in a drop in setting. We drew our imaginary beasts in Bare Conductive paint, a paint that conducts electricity! We then found sounds from the BBC Sound Archive to suit the nature of each beast. When attached to a Bare Conductive touchboard our drawings became interactive. Take a look at the Sea Squeaker below. Continue reading
An evening of poetry and zine making with the staff of Grove Primary School, inspired by Kettles Yard house. Poetry workshop was led by Claire Collison. Continue reading
The artwork starts to pull together. We spend a morning with the children decoupaging the cabinet with old books, the moth prints and an opportunity to draw where they can find a dry spot on the cabinet. Continue reading
You are invited to visit the Curious Cabinet. The cabinet has been delivered to your school for your inspection, deliberation, fascination and to make you curious too.
Go and examine the weird and wonderful objects within, consider the things that might live there, look for ways in, look for ways out, look for any magic you might be the only one to see. Use your wildest imagination.
Then, shut your eyes and invent what you would like to be there…
Write to me, describing what you are thinking of…
Is it a creature? Is it a place? Is it an adventure?
Please tell me what only YOU know about what there may be in my cabinet.
Roll up your paper, tie it carefully, and deliver it to the cabinet to inspire someone else another day.
With my thanks for your help,
The Keeper of the Cabinet Continue reading
The mosaic designed for a very large wall in the theatre garden shows various characters associated with the story of the theatre since its opening 200 years ago. Continue reading
Sharing the Grove Primary School, Art of Messaging project as part of Hannah Kemp-Welch’s Hyperlocal Radio exhibition. Project findings curated into Pye suitcases, a nod to a local connection with radio.
A morning with families in Arbury Library sharing ways of greeting a friend and making wearable words with the wonderful badge making machine. Above is the greeting exchange board.
It was interesting how many conversations started, the activity appeared to help non-english speakers get involved in the workshop chat. Also, children, initially reticent to acknowledge their parents language, added the greetings to the exchange board and made their badge with great pride. I wonder how this could be developed further?
I’ve been thinking a lot about words and communication recently. Firstly working with learning disabled students at the excellent Rowan Humberstone arts centre in Cambridge. This was part of Kettles Yard’s Open House programme, this season exploring radio and capturing overlooked voices. Continue reading