Friday, 2 May 2008

Angaza Afrika

Artist Educator led creative workshops for Early Years to KS3
May 19th – June 30th

This exhibition brings together major works by 12 artists who best represent the innovative and dynamic artistic practices across the African continent and the African diaspora and launches Chris Spring’s book, Angaza Afrika ( translated from the Swahili to mean ‘Shed light on Africa’ or ‘Look around Africa’), published by Laurence King. Amongst others, the exhibition will include works by Romuald Hazoumé, El Anatsui, Rachid Koraïchi and Owusu-Ankomah.

Our creative artist-led workshops will be a unique opportunity for pupils to explore the diversity of Africa and challenge ideas of what ‘African art’ is. By discovering a variety of mediums and materials, which fuse traditional and contemporary artistic practices, pupils will create their own responses, whilst investigating issues of culture, identity and stereotypes.

Workshops take place at the gallery from 10.00am—12.00pm at a cost of £70 per group, or £180 for schools booking three classes.

FREE Seminar with Romuald Hazoumé and Chris Spring
Friday 16th May, 4pm – 6pm

Creative professional development for teachers: Art and Global Citizenship

This seminar is part of a three year collaboration with RISC that aims to create online teachers’ resources for key October Gallery artists. Each term, a free seminar for teachers held at the October Gallery will explore the background of one artist, with ideas for ways to lead classroom work linking the art with Global Citizenship.

Speakers include; Romuald Hazoumé, one of Africa 's leading visual artists and Chris Spring, author of Angaza Afrika and curator of the African Galleries at The British Museum.

This seminar is FREE but places must be booked.
It will take place at the October Gallery. There is a maximum of 25 spaces. Funded by LaSER/GD

For further information and booking your workshop or seminar

Please contact Elizabeth Fraser-Betts, Education Officer, for more details of workshops, to make a booking, or to discuss how the sessions can support and enrich learning through the National Curriculum.

Tel: 020 7242 7367 (Mondays - Thursdays)


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