Schools Workshops: Theaster Gates

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    Courtesy of Theaster Gates. Photo: Chris Strong

Past Event

This event was on 9 November, 10 November, 16 November or 17 November 10am–12.30pm or 12noon–2.30pm each day


Tuesday 9 November
Wednesday 10 November
Tuesday 16 November
Wednesday 17 November

The exhibition Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon highlights the artist’s exploration of clay. The work explores craft, labour, performance and racial identity; the use of clay in building communities of knowledge, its role in colonialism and global trade and the ceremonial and ritual use of ceramics. 

Artist Phoebe Collings-James draws on themes from her own practice to guide students through the exhibition, followed by a practical workshop. Through words, poetry and making with clay, students are asked to consider what objects are important to them. 

This even is suitable for key stages 4 & 5 and is free to book. Please email to reserve your place.