Date: Saturday 15th February
Time: 10.30 – 4pm
Cost £5 (ticket income will be donated to Peterborough Pride and Extinction Rebellion Peterborough)
Venue: Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1YX
This workshop is for all artists and individuals interested in Protest, Activism and Transforming Society.
This could be those linked to Peterborough Pride, Extinction Rebellion, other campaigns or individuals interested in creating a better and fairer world for us all.
“Art enables us to play with the world as if this was an unlimited playground, it give us the option to play with the rules, to change them, to modify them and imagine solutions which our perception of reality/normality could sometimes limit. Art needs to use all its elements to strike the attention of our society towards a possible better future.” (Bodypolitic)
Workshop leaders Miles Glyn and Paul Nelson will take you on a design, repurposing and remodelling workshop – using block printing, sewing and other techniques to create clothing that turns us all into Rebellious Political Bodies.
About Miles Glyn and Paul Nelson
Miles and Paul are part of the XR Art Design Group, working on the design of XR campaigns. Miles created the initial XR Arts Factory as a hub that focuses on hand-making banners, flags and assets for XR actions.
This collaborative arts practice evolved from the #BODYPOLITIC project with Clare Farrell, and later other members of the XR Art Group.
All these practices are “Do-It-Together”. Ideas are bashed around by a group of friends where creative and practical solutions are found, then objects made by volunteers in a fun, regenerative, creative, learning and skill-sharing atmosphere. We create a space for political, emotional and spiritual discussion and expression, resulting in the beginnings of a process of turning the human body into a place of protest, transformation and creation – rather than a commodified space for the glorification of consumer brands.
For further reading visit www.bodypolitic.space/read