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EVENT29.08.2013 / 8.00am5.00pm
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Post Marks

 

As part of our ongoing commitment as Arts Champion for Northfield,  Post Marks was a two year project (2011-2013) exploring drawing, collaboration and cultural exchange. A group of local residents from across Northfield, Birmingham, worked with Ikon to explore how drawing can be used as a tool to negotiate, map and reflect on the place in which one lives.

Connecting with partner groups through arts organisations across Europe; Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello (EACC), Spain; KulturLabor, Germany; and MAMbo, Italy, the drawings produced were posted between countries. These interactions, accompanied by participant exchange visits to each of the host venues, developed a conversation both with and without words overcoming verbal language differences.

The drawings were shown at each venue as the project eveloved, culminating in a celebratory exhibition at Ikon in March 2013 involving all partners and participants from across Europe.

Post Marks was supported by the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme.

 

 

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3. Yarn Bombing at the meeting at Raum 29, Berlin 2012 4. Taking our visitors from Italy, Spain and Germany on a tour of Birmingham's canal system in March 2013 5. The Ikon group drawing in response to Elaine Ackers from BCMG 6. Making graphic scores 7. Members of the 4 groups meeting at Raum 29 in Berlin, 2012 8. 'Playing' a textile landscape of Northfield made by participant Emma Ricketts 9. The Post Marks Showcase at Ikon, March 2013 10. The post from the Spanish group 11. Jennifer 'yarn bombing' in Northfield
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