Ways Of Making 2020

Ways Of Making 2020


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.​