Show Me How for Families

Sat 11 July, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Market Town Corner, Unit 8, Carillon Court, Loughborough LE11 3XA

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These Show Me How for Families sessions are an opportunity for children and young people to learn new making and craft skills with the help of their parent(s), guardian or carer.

Crochet for Beginners

led by Sarah Green

Learn the foundation chain, which you need for every crochet pattern, and apply it to your first crochet project.

10am - 11am OR 11.30am - 12.30pm

An Introduction to Marquetry 

led by David Towers 

The session will introduce an easy to learn basic technique you can build on in the future to create your own woodwork designs. 

10am - 11am OR 11.30am - 12.30pm

Make a Xylophone

led by James Woodcock

Use copper tubing, wood off-cuts and other everyday materials to make and tune a simple xylophone.

1.30pm - 4pm (breaks included)

Functional Pottery 

led by Jo Koegh 

A range of simple techniques will be demonstrated for you to then test out together and have a go at making a function piece of pottery. 

1.30pm - 2.30pm OR 3pm - 4pm

You can come to one, or more, or all of the sessions but capacity is limited so booking is essential. 

Spaces on the sessions are limited to a maximum of five families per session. We are unable to take booking from just adults wishing to attend.

Some sessions will involve the use of tools. It's the accompanying parent(s), guardian or carer to decide what they are happy for their children to undertake. Guidance and further information will be available on the day.

Show Me How is part of Market Town, a programme of commissions and critical debate that sets out to re-imagine the future of Loughborough’s high streets.

Image: courtesy of Jubilee Arts Archive, The Black Country

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November 2018

'Co-working with Things': Exhibition Preview

November 2018

'Co-working with Things': Exhibition Preview

Join us for the opening of Assunta Ruocco's 'Co-Working with Things' in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space on Wednesday 14th November, from 4-6pm. Wine and refreshments provided, and the artist and curator will be present to discuss the work.

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Join us for the opening of Assunta Ruocco's 'Co-Working with Things' in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space on Wednesday 14th November, from 4-6pm. Wine and refreshments provided, and the artist and curator will be present to discuss the work.

An exhibition of artistic research conducted as part of the practice-based PhD project ‘Co-working with Things. How Furnished Spaces Contribute to the Emergence of Artworks’, supervised by Gillian Whiteley and­­­­ Eleanor Morgan, within Loughborough University School of the Arts, English and Drama. All prints were produced within SAED Printmaking Workshop with the help and advice of printmaking tutor Pete Dobson. Exhibition curated by David Bell, with support from Radar­.  

Background:

In 1947, artist Anni Albers urged us to consider ‘materials as our co-workers’. In so doing she invited us to develop new relationships with machines, tools, materials and working spaces. This exhibition explores how the things with which artists work can be seen as co-workers. All the artworks presented are based on simple sets of rules derived from what was possible within a particular, contingent context: working at home or in the printmaking workshop. The works are ongoing, and insist on labour intensive relationships with materials, tools and machines arranged within particular furnished spaces.


The most important aspect common to the works is that they are not autonomous pieces produced by an autonomous artist: their dependence on situations, contexts, equipment, and the willingness of others to do some of the work is written within the ‘code’ that structures their ongoing development. The modular installation Vertical Studio is formless, until someone helps to make it by arranging the elements. Aquatint Etchings is a series of double-sided, multi-layered prints: exhibiting them always involves outsourcing the process of deciding which print is visible, and which is concealed. To make the Photo-Etchings, I asked friends to select from thousands of drawings. Those chosen were then turned into a multiple through the complex photo-etching process which produces uncontrollable variations.

The myth of artistic autonomy is challenged by artworks that depend on contingent contexts and can only emerge from specific arrangements of things. Focusing on the role of things within furnished spaces also reveals the importance of maintenance activities that are not usually seen as part of artistic labour. It is the work of setting up and looking after spaces such as homes, studios and workshops that makes the emergence of new artworks possible.

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Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

luarts@lboro.ac.uk

01509 222 948

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