“As artist practitioners we are interested in the curiosity and imagination of young minds.”
Artists Lily Hammond, Frederico Ramos, Verity Slade, Keith Hopewell and Nikki Goldup have been delivering a series of art workshops to local youth groups since February - all leading to one thing…
Three new murals on the Ipswich Waterfront!
Free art workshops were held at Acycle (African and Caribbean Youth Creative Learning Experience); Karibu Supplementary School; The Kurdish Mosque; The Hive and Eastern Angles Centre. 67 young people in Ipswich created art and shared ideas to inform and inspire the artists before they designed the murals.
Artist Nikki Goldup had this to say about the process:
“Our workshops were very much about speaking to the young people that we worked with, to share their ideas and interests visually and verbally.
The visual imagery and colour choices are a combination of ideas […] about their place on planet earth and their environmental concerns but also wondering imaginatively about worlds beyond ours [...] The young people were encouraged to use surreal or imaginary patterns, symbols, shapes and colours to tell stories.”
Now you have the opportunity to help paint the murals!
From the 13th May, over two weekends, you can join us at St Peter’s Dock on the Ipswich Waterfront. All you need to do is register for your time slots, then come and get a bit messy and help paint a giant piece of art.
So register now and we will see you soon!
Supported by Suffolk County Council and the Covid Continuity Fund for Culture and part of Hullabaloo22.