Working the Workshop

Friday 26 May, 6pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 27 May, 12am – 5.30pm

Woman with headphones on looking at a multi coloured artwork in St Ives
Stringing the Matrix, Rita Evans 2022, Tate St Ives. Photo by Steve Tanner.

Do you run workshops? Are you an avid workshop attendee? Ever wondered what makes this space productive or problematic?

Now a staple of contemporary artistic practice, the workshop is used across cultural institutions as a key form of engagement. Why is it so popular, and is it really the best way to work through an idea, engage a group, or teach a particular skill?

Organised in collaboration with Bricks, this event is a workshop on workshops, for people interested and invested in this form of gathering, learning and co-production.

Our aim is to gather ideas, experiences, and questions through a series of artist-led workshops with Harold Offeh, Rita Evans, Grace Gelder & Frances Bossom exploring movement, sound and archive, framed by two collective group discussions.

Places for these and the artist-led workshops will be pay-what-you-can, with refreshments and a light lunch on Saturday provided.

Three group participants of Generous Food Futures, writing notes on cards for the discussion.
Generous Food Futures, Oct 2022, Photo: Ruby Turner.

Who will be there?

Artist-led workshops with Harold Offeh, Rita Evans, Grace Gelder & Frances Bossom explore movement, sound and archive. Discussions hosted by Dr Marianne Mulvey, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, MA Curating, UWE and Dr Ben Cranfield, Senior Tutor, Curatorial Theory, MA Curating Contemporary Art, RCA.


St Anne’s House, BS4 4AB

In partnership with UWE Bristol