Posts Tagged: schools

4MAT – Network Meeting for Midlands Art Teachers

FREE 4MAT is the regional teachers’ network that meets regularly, providing opportunities to share advice, expertise and experience whilst making new connections with colleagues from across the region. Join us for our special evening event to hear more about Ikon’s latest international project linking artists and schools in the UK and Pakistan. Places are free… Read more »

The Brearley Project

Brearley Nursery School, Birmingham   Over the course of seven days beginning on 26 October 2009, Brearley Nursery School in Birmingham was the site for a series of modest interventions by Jürgen Partenheimer. Inspired by its modernist architecture standing in stark contrast to the surrounding warehouses and factories, Partenheimer was fascinated by the building’s history… Read more »

Ikon Insiders

  In Autumn 2008 Ikon Gallery began Ikon Insiders, a three year project with three Birmingham primary schools; St George’s CE Primary and St. Thomas CE Primary, Ladywood and Osborne Primary, Erdington. Involving over 850 children, aged 3-11 years, and almost 60 teaching and support staff, Insiders was devised to increase the confidence of both… Read more »

Wonderful Weeds – Looking into Thinking

In May 2007, a group of pupils from St. Barnabas Primary School in Erdington visited Ikon’s Eastside space as it was being prepared for an exhibition of work by Jacques Nimki. Over the following month, Jacques worked with an assistant, Jo Spencer to facilitate a series of creative sessions at the school. During these sessions,… Read more »

Virtual Exchange

In April – May 2007, Ikon presented an exhibition of work by Venezuelan artist Arturo Herrera. The artist’s practice involves taking familiar imagery, often sourced from popular culture and deconstructing it, only to recombine it with references from modernist abstraction and surrealism. These fragments, reconfigured by the artist through densely layered cut, painted and printed… Read more »

Kingsland Creatives

At the end of February 2007, a group from Kingsland Primary visited the Richard Deacon exhibition at Ikon Gallery. They spent a day with artists Geoff Broadway and Jo Russell Lacy, exploring Deacon’s drawings and sculptures at Ikon before returning to school to continue the project. Over the following 6 weeks, the pupils experimented with… Read more »

Sofia Hultén & St John’s Ladywood C of E Primary School

Following a visit to Familiars, Sofia Hultén’s Ikon exhibition, a group of pupils from St John’s Ladywood Church of England Primary School spent two days making new work with the artist. In Familiars, Hultén depicts members of her family at their home in Birmingham, setting up menacing situations intended to unnerve one another. Using a… Read more »

Suchan Kinoshita and Handsworth Wood Girls School

In response to Suchan Kinoshita’s 2006/7 exhibition at Ikon, pupils from Handsworth Wood Girls School, Birmingham worked with dance artist Polly Hudson and visual artist Joanne Jones to create a series of works for the gallery. The students worked in three groups – one group worked with Julie Wall, Head of Expressive Arts at Handsworth… Read more »

Consultation Studio

In 2006, as part of Ikon’s Inside Offsite programme, this collaborative project engaged pupils from Four Dwellings High School, Birmingham in a process that explored the use and re-design of space in and around the school. Artist Fran Bossom consulted with students, teachers and community users of the site before inviting participation in a ‘creative… Read more »

Surveillance Songs

Surveillance Songs was part of Ikon’s Inside Offsite programme and involved pupils from Handsworth Grammar School in a creative activity with artist Simon Blackmore whose work, Weather Guitar, was shown at Ikon. Made from an acoustic Spanish guitar, Weather Guitar was fixed to a weather measuring system incorporating wires and handmade wind sensors. The sensors… Read more »

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