Thursday 15 September 2016 – Friday 15 September 2017
Image Credit: Image courtesy Ibolya Feher
Saturday 05 August 2017
Opening Hours: 12-5pm
Admission Fee: Free, booking advised
Capture the silhouette of any object using the antique photographic technique of Cyanotype (a process traditionally used in creating blueprints) with artist and printmaker Charlotte Biszewski. Bring a significant item from a collection, something which gives you luck, or use whatever you have in your pockets, to create a long collaborative artwork and smaller pictures to take home.
I am Making Art
These monthly activity sessions are led by artists and take place in the Spike Island Café. Visitors of all ages and abilities can try out new techniques and approaches to making art, from drawing and painting to collage, sculpture and animation and are invited to drop in any time during the session.
Charlotte Biszewski (b. Bristol 1988) works in print, puppetry and sculpture, and creates captivating installations, images and narratives. Working on a variety of projects within community collaborations and in the shelter of her own shed, her practice is rooted in print and illustration, developing books and stories which bring life to the everyday. Working with traditional materials and processes, she explores the possibilities of contemporary technology to create new work from old craft.
She is currently working on a number of community focused projects, such as Bristol Set In Print and A Community Shelter. Recently she has taken residence at Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) exploring the prospect of citizen-led housing as part of KWMC's We Can Make...Homes project. She loves the spontaneity of participatory projects and the potential of reciprocal skill-sharing.
Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.
Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network