Ways of Making - Tilly Sleven: LIBRARIES BEYOND BOOKS

What kind of library do we currently need and how can we construct it?
12 - 3:30pm, Saturday 14 March 2020

What kinds of information do we collect? How do we organise and arrange it? How do we share it? Who with? What kinds of library currently exist? How do we use them? What do we find there? What’s missing?

We will discuss existing library models, how we use them, what we can find and what we cannot. We will speculate over what kind of library we might currently need and begin to construct it.

About the artist

Tilly Sleven is a collaborative artist and curator currently researching methods of distribution and archiving. In 2014 she established a community archive at the University of Brighton. It continues as a collaborative project undertaken by both staff and students on BA Fine Art and aims to collect material relating to the changing landscape of art education since 1968. More recently, she launched a platform, Beyond Private Reading, that commissions, distributes and archives reading lists. It explores the practice of reading and its place within the context of art, design and writing. She currently teaches Fine Art on the Foundation Studies in Art & Design course at Kingston University.


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This workshop is part of the programme. Ways of Making is a free, open access educational programme taking place in Feb-March 2020 that explores different forms of learning and creating.

Ways of Making will be led by artists and educators, and supported by a program of theoretical reading and discussion groups. During this programme we want to focus on different ways that art and education can be integrated into the everyday as a tool for empowering people and improving wellbeing.

The programme of workshops will explore embodied pedagogies; different forms of knowing and learning, and life skills as creative pursuits. We will learn though cooking & making, listening, swimming & walking, reading & writing. Through these different embodied forms of learning we will explore the political power of education, collectivity and collaboration.

This is an Arts Council England Funded project.

 

Ways of Making - Sara Trillo: THE SEARCH FOR SHUART

A walk from Shuart to Reculver considering the changing landscape of Thanet and how maps have altered.
11am - 2pm, Saturday 7 March, 2020

Shuart is officially regarded as a deserted medieval village, but once had an important Saxon church and was the site of a Bronze Age settlement. We will be walking from Shuart to Reculver and consider the changing landscape of Thanet, looking at how maps have altered, how settlements disappear, and hearing narratives about this area.

We will meet at CRATE and take a mini-bus to Shuart, or those who have their own transport can meet us there. Booking is essential for the mini-bus.

The walk will take approx. one and a half to two hours at a very leisurely pace, and will finish at the café at Reculver.

About the artist

Sara Trillo's recent practice has explored tidal spaces and materials caught in the ebb and flood. Inspired initially by the idea of a quest, she makes expeditions to specific coastal sites, making artefacts and structures informed by research and finds at these locations.

She has been based in East Kent for many years and has exhibited widely in the UK and Northern Europe. She is an Associate of Open School East (2017) and teaches on the Fine Art(BA) at UCA Canterbury.


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This workshop is part of the programme. Ways of Making is a free, open access educational programme taking place in Feb-March 2020 that explores different forms of learning and creating.

Ways of Making will be led by artists and educators, and supported by a program of theoretical reading and discussion groups. During this programme we want to focus on different ways that art and education can be integrated into the everyday as a tool for empowering people and improving wellbeing.

The programme of workshops will explore embodied pedagogies; different forms of knowing and learning, and life skills as creative pursuits. We will learn though cooking & making, listening, swimming & walking, reading & writing. Through these different embodied forms of learning we will explore the political power of education, collectivity and collaboration.

This is an Arts Council England Funded project.

 

Ways of Making - Flora Parrott: HALF-LIGHT

Writing Workshop
11am - 2pm Saturday 29 February 2020

A drawing workshop in which participants will be invited into a half-light state; the space between sleep and wake, night and day. Insomnia, night shift, babies, nights out, jet lag. These states often feel frustrating and isolating but can also be highly imaginative. The gallery will become a low-lit, mumbling bedroom with radios and televisions set at low volume. We will draw and make under bed sheet canopy.

About the artist:

Flora Parrott is an artist and researcher currently undertaking a TECHNE funded PhD in the Geography Department at Royal Holloway University London. Her work looks at notions of the subterranean, the restructuring of the senses in the dark and conceptions of reality and fiction. Previous exhibitions include Wysing Arts Centre, Atelier Fidalga , Såo Paulo, The Earth Science Museum, USP, Såo Paulo, The Bluecoat, Norwich Castle Museum and Tintype London. In 2016 Parrott was the Artist In Residence at RGS-IBG developing a project about natural caves and caving titled ‘Swallet’. A publication of the same name has been designed and published with Camberwell Press.


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This workshop is part of the programme. Ways of Making is a free, open access educational programme taking place in Feb-March 2020 that explores different forms of learning and creating.

Ways of Making will be led by artists and educators, and supported by a program of theoretical reading and discussion groups. During this programme we want to focus on different ways that art and education can be integrated into the everyday as a tool for empowering people and improving wellbeing.

The programme of workshops will explore embodied pedagogies; different forms of knowing and learning, and life skills as creative pursuits. We will learn though cooking & making, listening, swimming & walking, reading & writing. Through these different embodied forms of learning we will explore the political power of education, collectivity and collaboration.

This is an Arts Council England Funded project.

Ways of Making - Vanessa Daws: LISTENING WATERS

Swimming and listening watery workshop
11am - 4pm, Saturday 15 February 2020

Vanessa Daws is a visual artist and open water swimmer based in Dublin. Vanessa's art practice explores place through swimming: as research, process and live event. ‘Place’ being the watery space navigated as well as the social and political space created by this shared activity. Swimming, journey, encounter, conversation are the starting points for her art projects, a process she's been describing as ‘Psychoswimography’ a watery drifting and re-imagining of place.

Vanessa will lead an artist talk at CRATE between 11am-12pm

This will be followed by a workshop at Walpole Bay. Using sound recorders and a hydrophone (an under water microphone) we will explore the Walpole Tidal Pool in Margate and record sounds from the water. Thinking about the importance of water on the planet, our own relationship to water and local stories around the tidal pool and sea swimming we will collaboratively compose a sound piece that we’ll present in a temporary sound installation at the end of the workshop.

Swimming togs and towel are recommended but not essential.

Warm clothes and waterproof jacket are however essential.

About the Artist 

Vanessa's recent art projects include Beyond Islands (2019) Skerries, Co. Dublin - a nighttime journey where participants chose whether to travel by land (walk) or water (swim). The Magic of Water (2018) a performance created with young swimmers from Sean McDermott Swimming Pool, Dublin, and The South Wall Swim (2017) a group swim and film work that celebrated the aquatic traditions in the Docklands area of Dublin.

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This workshop is part of the programme. Ways of Making is a free, open access educational programme taking place in Feb-March 2020 that explores different forms of learning and creating.

Ways of Making will be led by artists and educators, and supported by a program of theoretical reading and discussion groups. During this programme we want to focus on different ways that art and education can be integrated into the everyday as a tool for empowering people and improving wellbeing.

The programme of workshops will explore embodied pedagogies; different forms of knowing and learning, and life skills as creative pursuits. We will learn though cooking & making, listening, swimming & walking, reading & writing. Through these different embodied forms of learning we will explore the political power of education, collectivity and collaboration.

This is an Arts Council England Funded project.


 

Ways of Making - Daniella Valz Gen: WRITING (K)NOTS

Writing Workshop
2-3:30pm, Saturday 22 February 2020

A writing workshop exploring entanglements of thought, language and identity through embodied written exercises in relation to the landscape.

About the artist:

Daniella Valz Gen is a Peruvian poet and writer based in the UK. Their work explores the interstices between languages, cultures and value systems with an emphasis on embodiment. Valz Gen is the author of the poetry collection Subversive Economies (PSS 2018). Their prose has been published in various art and literary journals such as E.R.O.S., SALT. Magazine, Paperwork Magazine and The Happy Hypocrite Silver Bandages amongst others.

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This workshop is part of the programme. Ways of Making is a free, open access educational programme taking place in Feb-March 2020 that explores different forms of learning and creating.

Ways of Making will be led by artists and educators, and supported by a program of theoretical reading and discussion groups. During this programme we want to focus on different ways that art and education can be integrated into the everyday as a tool for empowering people and improving wellbeing.

The programme of workshops will explore embodied pedagogies; different forms of knowing and learning, and life skills as creative pursuits. We will learn though cooking & making, listening, swimming & walking, reading & writing. Through these different embodied forms of learning we will explore the political power of education, collectivity and collaboration.

This is an Arts Council England Funded project.


 

 

Ways of Making - Elouise Farley: INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORK

[SOLD OUT]
Free woodwork workshop!

6:30 - 8:30 pm, Wedneday 12 February 2020

Split into two evening classes. This is a two part workshop and attendance at both is necessary. You will learn the basics of hand and power tools, gain an understanding of different materials used in woodwork and be able to build and take away with you a basic stool at the end. This workshop is aimed at beginners and will help your confidence in making and building things for future projects.

About the artist

Elouise studied at Chelsea School of Art and Design focusing primarily in Performance Art, but since graduating in 2012 has been working as carpenter and metalworker in
Theatre.

Although specialising in set building her practice is diverse, creating furniture pieces, installations, sculpture and puppetry. She has recently started a project called Lady Wood which aims to teach and encourage womxn in woodwork through videos and workshops. As well as recently finishing a year as an Associate artist of Open School East 2019.

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This workshop is part of the programme. Ways of Making is a free, open access educational programme taking place in Feb-March 2020 that explores different forms of learning and creating.

Ways of Making will be led by artists and educators, and supported by a program of theoretical reading and discussion groups. During this programme we want to focus on different ways that art and education can be integrated into the everyday as a tool for empowering people and improving wellbeing.

The programme of workshops will explore embodied pedagogies; different forms of knowing and learning, and life skills as creative pursuits. We will learn though cooking & making, listening, swimming & walking, reading & writing. Through these different embodied forms of learning we will explore the political power of education, collectivity and collaboration.

This is an Arts Council England Funded project.


 

 

 

Ways of Making - Jane Pitt: BEING LISTENING

Embodied Sound & Listening workshop
11 - 4pm Saturday 8 February 2020

Beginning with a listening walk, Jane will guide the group using her own method of tuning in and listening deeply to the immediate soundscape in 360°. As the session unfolds she will expand the process to include mapping the sonic moment and embodying it through sounding out.

About the artist

Jane Pitt is based in North Kent. She makes site-responsive works that include sound, performance and text. Often in unusual public spaces, on land, water and in moving vehicles.

Her work evokes a heightened awareness of environment and encourages a curiosity in the topography and complexity of a place.

Recent work includes: Fl-utter-ances (Tree Songs) for Inside Out Dorset 2018; Maunder Maps at Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, Sussex, UK; a collaborative artist film project 'The Sea' in Ireland and an international residency UZarts/Sura Medura – Sri Lanka.





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This workshop is part of the programme. Ways of Making is a free, open access educational programme taking place in Feb-March 2020 that explores different forms of learning and creating.

Ways of Making will be led by artists and educators, and supported by a program of theoretical reading and discussion groups. During this programme we want to focus on different ways that art and education can be integrated into the everyday as a tool for empowering people and improving wellbeing.

The programme of workshops will explore embodied pedagogies; different forms of knowing and learning, and life skills as creative pursuits. We will learn though cooking & making, listening, swimming & walking, reading & writing. Through these different embodied forms of learning we will explore the political power of education, collectivity and collaboration.

This is an Arts Council England Funded project.


 

Rory Strudwick: ADDITIVE/SUBTRACTIVE

additive/subtractive

Preview: 6 - 8pm, Saturday 1 February, 2020 
Open: 12 - 4pm, Sun - Fri , 1 - 7 February 

'We encounter colour constantly throughout our lives. We see it the second we wake up until the moment we go to sleep. Colour leads us to awe at sunsets and marvel at the deep blue, but within the arts, colour can be seen as a slight afterthought. I aim to put colour first, within a process of looking to simplify ideas at their core, to basic colour interactions.

With the photographs taking place in a small contained space, properties of the additive wheel on the subtractive wheel develop through smooth but staggered gradations of colour. The relationships that arise show how colours behave. The contact made between hues across soft and hard boarders show complimentary mixes shaped through illusionary properties of additive on pigment. Between digital and analogue prints of colours a call and response of sorts is formed. This cements an understanding of how colours might perform when varyingly mixed and composed proportionally.

Colour gives me a naïve sense of limitless fascination. With my exploration of additive and subtractive colour relations I aim to intrigue the viewer similarly.'

- Rory Strudwick

Ways Of Making 2020

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Vanessa Daws, Elouise Farley, Flora Parrott, Jane Pitt, Tilly Sleven, Sara Trillo, Daniella Valz Gen 
Free workshops run: 8 February - 14 March 2020
(See below for booking details)

Ways of Making is a free, open access programme of workshops taking place at Crate in February - March 2020, exploring different ways of learning and making. 

Ways of Making will be led by artists and educators, and will focus on different ways that art and education can be integrated into the everyday as a tool for empowering people and improving wellbeing.

The programme of workshops will explore embodied pedagogies. We will learn though making and listening, swimming & walking, reading & writing. Through these different embodied forms of learning we will explore the political power of education, collectivity and collaboration.

All workshops are free and open to all, but please book via eventbrite. 

Being Listening with Jane Pitt
11am - 4pm, Saturday 8 February 

Introduction to Woodwork: Stool Making with Elouise Farley 
6.30pm - 8.30pm, Wednesday 12 and 19 February 

Listening Waters with Vanessa Daws
Saturday 15th February
11am - 4pm 

Writing (k)nots with Daniella Valz Gen
2pm - 3.30pm, Saturday 22 February

Half-light with Flora Parrott
11am - 2pm, Saturday 29 February

The Search for Shuart with Sara Trillo
11am - 2pm, Saturday 7 March 

Libraries Beyond Books with Tilly Sleven
12pm - 3.30 pm, Saturday 14 March

About the Artists:
Vanessa Daws
Vanessa's recent art projects include Beyond Islands (2019) Skerries, Co. Dublin - a nighttime journey where participants chose whether to travel by land (walk) or water (swim). The Magic of Water (2018) a performance created with young swimmers from Sean McDermott Swimming Pool, Dublin, and The South Wall Swim (2017) a group swim and film work that celebrated the aquatic traditions in the Docklands area of Dublin.​

Elouise Farley​
Elouise studied at Chelsea School of Art and Design focusing primarily in Performance Art, but since graduating in 2012 has been working as carpenter and metalworker in Theatre.
Although specialising in set building her practice is diverse, creating furniture pieces, installations, sculpture and puppetry. She has recently started a project called Lady Wood which aims to teach and encourage womxn in woodwork through videos and workshops. As well as recently finishing a year as an associate artist of Open School East 2019.

Flora Parrot
Flora Parrott is an artist and researcher currently undertaking a TECHNE funded PhD in the Geography Department at Royal Holloway University London. Her work looks at notions of the subterranean, the restructuring of the senses in the dark and conceptions of reality and fiction. Previous exhibitions include Wysing Arts Centre, Atelier Fidalga , Såo Paulo, The Earth Science Museum, USP, Såo Paulo, The Bluecoat, Norwich Castle Museum and Tintype London. In 2016 Parrott was the Artist In Residence at RGS-IBG developing a project about natural caves and caving titled ‘Swallet’. A publication of the same name has been designed and published with Camberwell Press.​

Jane Pitt
Jane Pitt is based in North Kent. She makes site-responsive works that include sound, performance and text. Often in unusual public spaces, on land, water and in moving vehicles.
Her work evokes a heightened awareness of environment and encourages a curiosity in the topography and complexity of a place.
Recent work includes: Fl-utter-ances (Tree Songs) for Inside Out Dorset 2018; Maunder Maps at Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, Sussex, UK; a collaborative artist film project 'The Sea' in Ireland and an international residency UZarts/Sura Medura – Sri Lanka.

Tilly Sleven
Tilly Sleven is a collaborative artist and curator currently researching methods of distribution and archiving. In 2014 she established a community archive at the University of Brighton. It continues as a collaborative project undertaken by both staff and students on BA Fine Art and aims to collect material relating to the changing landscape of art education since 1968. More recently, she launched a platform, Beyond Private Reading, that commissions, distributes and archives reading lists. It explores the practice of reading and its place within the context of art, design and writing. She currently teaches Fine Art on the Foundation Studies in Art & Design course at Kingston University.​

Sara Trillo
Sara Trillo's recent practice has explored tidal spaces and materials caught in the ebb and flood. Inspired initially by the idea of a quest, she makes expeditions to specific coastal sites, making artefacts and structures informed by research and finds at these locations.
She has been based in East Kent for many years and has exhibited widely in the UK and Northern Europe. She is an Associate of Open School East (2017) and teaches on the Fine Art(BA) at UCA Canterbury.

Daniella Valz Gen​
Daniella Valz Gen is a Peruvian poet and writer based in the UK. Their work explores the interstices between languages, cultures and value systems with an emphasis on embodiment. Valz Gen is the author of the poetry collection Subversive Economies (PSS 2018). Their prose has been published in various art and literary journals such as E.R.O.S., SALT. Magazine, Paperwork Magazine and The Happy Hypocrite Silver Bandages amongst others.​

COLLABORATE & EXCHANGE: CRATE Micro-Residency Exhibition

Artists: William Hughes, James Mccoll & Sara Jackson
Partner organisations: Grandad’s Workshop, Monkton Stargazers & Windmill Community Gardens

Preview: 6:30-9:30pm, Friday 29 November 2019
Exhibition Open: 12-3pm, Saturday 30 November-Wednesday 4 November 2019

Join us to see the collaborative outcomes from our , which took place between August and September 2019.
Selected by open call, three artists were placed within local organisations and businesses for at least one week, for a chance to exchange skills and knowledge.
 
This exhibition explores the process of collaboration, looking at the effects of these cross disciplinary exchanges and the importance of working together to diversify and strengthen industries.

Artists & Placements

Artist William Hughes was placed with John Hislop from the Monkton Stargazers at the Monkton Observatory.
Artist Sara Jackson was placed with Frank White from Grandad's Workshop.
Artist James McColl was placed with Windmill Community Gardens.

            

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