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Souvenirs with Kate Genever : For ages 16-19

Opening: 19/10/20 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Free

A free workshop for creatives aged 16-19.
As part of Metal New Artist Network.

Souvenirs, hosted by guest artist Kate Genever.
1 hour workshop and optional sharings.


Workshop :
Monday 19 October, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

Sharing Sessions:
Mon 26th Oct, 6.30pm
Tues 27th Oct, 6.30pm

Using found postcards, text and collage Kate invites you to consider how small interventions, the inclusion of words and using our imaginations can create outcomes that offer us alternative starting points for new work.

Once you have signed up to this workshop you will be sent information about one of two possible sharings.
This is a chance to come together with Kate and up to 10 other artists to share what you have made in the workshop and afterwards.
It’s a safe space to chat through ideas and learn from others.

Please register for our young artists network
by clicking here.
We will send you booking info for this, and all future training events.



Many artists use text in combination with image.

Kate collects phrases and words through conversation with others – these conversations are also part of her work. How she then uses these words is decided through the creative process and in considering the intended or imagined destination of work. To date neon, posters, sewn capes, drawings, adapted postcards, LED signs, instructional prompts, letters, titles have all been utilised.

Kate often uses old postcards, working into or on top; creating imagined past or future worlds. Recently she has been sending collaged postcards to her friend Kevin. He responds by sending an adapted one back – each new card responds to the previous. Like postcards sent from holidays or in thanks, the messages they write talk of memories, observations and ideas. The gifting of an image via the post and not one sent via Instagram is an important part of the work. Kate likes the beauty of the analogue/real object, the chance offered by the post and the intention of sending a real thing.

About Kate Genever:

Drawing from, with and together is at the core of and catalyst for my practice. Over extended periods I embed myself in sites, working alongside communities to consider how our “imagination demonstrates a freedom over the determinations of nature and society.” This sees me revealing and/or supporting unique, locally relevant, practical, radical, improvised responses to times of stress.

Distinct and varied outcomes are decided through the process of working and have included drawings, prints, curated exhibitions, participatory programs, websites, activity packs, flags, strategic organisational and community development. Much work is co-produced with residents, other artists, curators and academics and builds on 25 years of working to explore how meaningful opportunities to get involved with great art and culture can meet people halfway.

I have worked in places such as Farms, Fenland, The Lakes, coastal plotlands, parks, housing associations, villages, asylum seeker holding centres, prisons, museums, libraries, housing associations, Rotterdam, Venice and West Hull. Recent funders and commissioners include ACE, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Manchester Met Uni, Uni of Reading, 14/18 Now, Leeds Art Gallery, TATE, Integrated Communities Fund, Invest SK, Hull City of Culture, Lakeland Arts, The Wellcome Collection & British Council


This workshop is supported by Festival Bridge, Curious Minds, Royal Opera House Bridge and Arts Council England



About Metal New Artist Network

Our online programmes aim to keep you creatively active and connected to your peers and cultural organisations. It’s a chance to learn new skills from professional artists and keep inspired. If a workshop is not in your art form, just have a go and see where it takes you ie If it’s a visual arts workshop then musicians and performers are also welcome.

Each workshop is followed by the chance to re-group in a supportive environment, to share the work you have created with others and consider what you might do with it. You can choose to attend the workshop and the sharing or just the workshop.


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