Re-telling the Prodigal Story with Apollo Project
Over the Easter holidays, Apollo Project will be joining forces with the young people of SWAN Youth Centre to create a modern digital response to the story of the Prodigal Son. A group of twelve young people will work with myself and National Gallery of Ireland staff to re-tell the story in their own voices. A digital response will be available online for all audiences of the touring exhibition Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored emphasise the power of the voice of young people in art and culture in Ireland.
A two-hour workshop aimed at opening the door to creative DIY publishing for children. During the session we explored feelings around landscapes, homsteads, communal and public spaces through self-publsihing, bookbinding, printmaking and collage, discussion and shared experiences.
Participants took inspiration from National Gallery of Ireland's permanent painting collection and created their own homelands in a pamphlet style A3 books and flag books as shown in the image above.
Early Childhood Creativity Ltd and Draíocht
Over 3 days, with a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, and an addition Sensory Toddler Day, children were invited to explore sound, movement and tactility. Draíocht arts centre transformed it's building into an immersive space for adventure through story, visual arts, music, circus and dance for young children creating artworks, theatre and games together.
Clay Club with Ben Owens
Cubitt Gallery, 2018
From February to June of 2018 I coordinated weekly sessions in Mildmay Care Home in Islington. Acting as a liaison between artist Ben Owens, the residents and staff of Mildmay and Cubbit's education department, I support inclusive and creative clay workshops for over 60 residents aged 68 - 92. Their artworks were then displayed at Islington town hall in Cubitt's annual summer ball.
THIS Education Programme
2015 - 2018
Monthly workshops for young people at Tottenham Boys Briggade. We focused primarily on collage, printmaking, animation and film. Sometimes inviting artists and practitioners to Tottenham to present their practice and share new skills.
Film and Art Practitioner
North and East London community groups
June - September 2017
I delivered numerous 3 day sessions to young people ages 15 – 18 across the summer of 2017. I devised inclusive and engaging curriculum aimed at developing their social entrepreneurial skills and artistic skills.
Leading two visits, with each group, to a local community group (care homes, youth clubs or homeless centres) the young people used their new creative skills to interact with the people that they met. They presented their results of their interactions and proposals for how to support their community partner in a public screening and exhibition.
Art & Photography Technician
Central Foundation Boys School (ages 12 - 18)
2016 - 2018
I supported in classroom learning, developed after school clubs, developed photography ciriculum and student participation in art awards through community arts projects with partners: Cubitt Gallery, Wellcome Collection and Hoxton Hall.
September - November 2015
Supporting year 5 students at Emerson Valley primary school, ages 9 -10, to develop a portraiture project titled “Futurians”. I co-developed a weekly curriculum with Milton Keynes Art Centre and delivered it during weekly sessions conducted during school hours whilst classroom teachers were given CPD. The outcomes were exhibited in the gallery and presented to the student, their families and the general public.
September - December 2014
Working on behalf of Design Against Crimes, in collaboration with RBS, Natwest and Camden Council, myself and two other CSM students delivered weekly sessions in local sixth formers at Regents High School to develop artworks aimed at reducing ATM crimes. By generating behaviour change and embedding perspective drawing, students were able to create intervensions which helped deter ATM crime, at a unit cost substantially lower than crime prevention services typically delivered by ATM centred measures and technologies. This project was installed in 6 sites in Camden and Westminister.
KX Archive Project
September - July 2013
During my Diploma in Professional development I set out to create the foundations of an archive focusing on recording the impact of Central Saint Martins move to Kings Cross (known as KX). The project was in response to the archive's mapping the move prior to relocation. It manifested as an online and physical archive. I also curated an exhibition of staff and student contribution in 3 shows across 8 weeks at the Lethaby Gallery.
In conjuction with National Gallery of Ireland's Moment in Time exhibtion I ran a two-hour workshop exploring cameraless photography techniques for under 5's and their families. During the session we looked at the history of photography, particular female artists in the Moment in Time and how we might take inspiration from them to make our own cameraless portraits.
We asked ourself can an absence of light be as revealing as light itself? Participants created their own cameraless portraits using OHP's and card to cast shadows, creating their silhouettes.
In conjunction with National Gallery of Ireland's Shaping Ireland exhibition I ran a two-hour workshop exploring Dublin's changing landscape. We explored changes in economic, social and architectural aspects of Dublin's landscape. Participants responded by creating their own Thaumatrope animations. A Victorian optical illusion game using 2 frames, a piece of card and some rubber bands, as seen in the gif above.
Early Childhood Creativity Ltd
Over the easter weekend a team of artists delivered drop-in art workshops to over 2,000 members of the public. The aim of the workshops was to stimulate and support the naturally creative, poetic, philosophical and curious intelligences of the young child, mainly through immersive installation, sculpture, drawing and storytelling.
I run both a badge making stall and a finger puppet stall, whilst lending a hand to the easter egg hunt and various games available across the site.
THIS Education Programme
2017 - 2018
I delivered weekly workshops for adults with learning difficulties at Ermine Road day centre. The projects were participants led sessions exploring sculputre, printmaking, drawing and music.
These sessions were supported by the wonderful Arts coordinator at Ermine Road who graciously opened the doors to THIS studio artists.
Teachers Art Session: Monoprinting
A one day workshop using a variety of techniques to create monoprints. This workshop was a continued professional development opportunity for primary school teachers, secondary school teachers and technicians in Islington schools to meet and skill share.
Guest Workshop Leader
2016 - 2017
I supported weekly after school clubs for a group of 15 young girls aged 11 - 16. The projects were in a fun and informal atmosphere encouraging young people to channel their own creativity, try new techniques and make a good mess. Activities varied from spray-painting to sculpture, puppetry to prosthetics, costume design to claymation.
CaW or Cultures of Resilience research project
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UAL
2014 - 2018
Culture of Resilience was a UAL research inititiative
investigating narratives, values and ideas around resilisence. Myself and 7 other graduates explored how fine art practice could be a form of resilience. Our research outputs included seminars, performances, workshops, exhibtions, conferences and publications. The project was UAL wide and including many opportunities for exchange and collaboration on how to improve the resilience of the socio-technical systems which we researched.
A one day workshop using a variety of media to create impressions of our surroundings as we walked around the Kings Cross development, responding to London's architecture and the change of public space.
Techniques include rubbings, walking, photography, collage, monoprinting and layering these techniques to develop our overall impressions.
As a production assistant I was responsible for all administration and events management including correspondence with the venues, volunteers. Press, marketing and audience engagement.
The disco took places at three UK venues:
Transition Gallery London
A day long group discussion between five spaces and projects about diy*, gender and feminist politics in their self organised groups. Organised by Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis and hosted by Althea Greenan at the Women’s Art Library.
Further details can be found here.
*do it yourself, do it with other, do it anyway.
Public Art Workshop
Camera Observer, Tower Obscura
In colaboration with AiR Studio students at Central Saint Martins explore the notion of staying* as a method to art practice. The physical, social, economic, political, historical, and mythical of Archway provided raw material for real-time dialogues, exchanges, experiments, and interventions. Myself and fellow XD pathway students offered camera obscura demonstrations on Archway's pavements, in locals shops, cafes, pubs, parks, and alleyways.
© Bryony Hussey 2020