EVENT01.07.2023 / 11.00am3.00pm

Family Saturday

With Tracey Sutton

Join artist-educator Tracey Sutton for a fun day of play and pattern making. Families are invited to use painting and drawing to make repeating patterns using letters of the alphabet.

This workshop draws inspiration from Melati Suryodarmo’s exhibition, Passionate Pilgrim, and the artist’s use of repeated movements. This activity has been developed through an exploration of Marion Richardson’s books in the Birmingham City University archives, which includes examples of her writing patterns. Richardson was a pioneering arts educator who taught locally at Dudley Girls’ High School. This workshop aims to revive and explore the ways in which words are a form of art.

Please consider making a donation for this free activity.

Ikon’s Education Programme is supported by Cass Art.

About the artist:

Tracey Sutton is an artist-educator currently working towards completing an MA in Arts and Education Practices at Birmingham City University. Playing with patterns is inspired by the artist’s interest in education, family and social history. Her interest in Marion Richardson’s work stems from a personal family connection: Richardson taught Granny Sutton at Dudley Girls’ High School between 1923–1928.

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Event Details

Free, suggested donation £5

No need to book, just drop in

This event is open to all families and aimed at all ages. Children must be accompanied at all times

Events Room, First Floor

This is a seated event

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here.

For additional access enquiries please contact education@ikon-gallery.org


Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Father and Daughter. Image courtesy of Tracey Sutton 2. Family Saturday workshop. Image courtesy of Ikon 3. Leaf Fall. Image courtesy of Tracey Sutton 4. Family Saturday. Image courtesy of Ikon

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