Here you can find free resources to play, explore and experiment with art, inspired by the exhibitions at Whitechapel Gallery. All of our resources are made by our team of education curators in collaboration with artists and creative practitioners. Whether you are a teacher, parent, carer, facilitator or just curious about art, we encourage you to have a go with these activities.
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What is art? is a set of open-ended questions to prompt thought and conversation. Written with school groups in mind, but available to all as a way to explore cultural spaces and question our relationships to art. Designed to print on A3 to fold into an A6 booklet.
Kindly supported by THAMES (Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service).
ACTIVITY PACK – MUSICAL CHAIRS
Created by Erin Saunders, this activity pack is inspired by Escape the Slick, an exhibition curated by our youth collective Duchamp & Sons alongside Gaby Sahhar. Use it to explore the exhibition and consider your surroundings. Aimed at all ages.
Created by artists Monstera Deliciosa, Jade Montserrat, Grace Ndiritu and Will Pham, Performing the Outside is an activity book all about finding new and playful ways to explore your local environment through performance, actions and gestures.Aimed at families and groups, and children age 8 and above.
ACTIVITY PACK – ART STUDIOS
Explore and create your own studio, created by artist R.M. Sanchez-Camus in collaboration with artists from Portugal Prints studio in response to A Century of the Artists Studio and The Living Studio.
ACTIVITY PACK – CERAMICS
Made in collaboration with artist Phoebe Collings-James, this activity pack is prompted by Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon in which the material and cultural significance of clay is explored.
ACTIVITY PACK – STORYTELLING
Inspired by the colourful, eye-catching artworks within our current exhibition, Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, this guided resource takes you through Eileen Agar’s experimental text, A Journey Through the Eye and encourages you to develop your own surreal stories.
ACTIVITY PACK – PERFORMANCE
These activities all about working together to find new ways of exploring our homes and nearby surroundings. Featuring ideas from Jasmin Bhanji, Harold Offeh, Martin O’Brien, Raju Rage & Nad MA, SERAFINE1369 and Helen Davison.
ACTIVITY PACK – DISCUSSION
Designed by artist and activist Jacob V Joyce, this activity can be done at home or in the gallery to engage with the themes and ideas within Nalini Malani’s display.
ACTIVITY PACK – DISCUSSION
Helping you find ways in to talk about and think about art, this resource is designed to use at home or in the gallery. Each card revolves around a different theme to inspire conversations and interactions with any artwork.
Alex Kais speaks with guests, programmer Chloe Randall and teacher Kerri Sellens, about how the Whitechapel Gallery has adapted to work with schools during Covid. Produced in partnership with A New Direction. Transcript Avaliable
Listen to the artists and thinkers in our exhibitions programme in dialogue with Whitechapel Gallery curators. They reveal methods and ideas, offering fascinating insights and perspectives on the work in the galleries and the cultural issues of our time.
What roles are there in a contemporary art gallery? This information sheet gives you ideas about the range of jobs, specialisms and expertise required in art world workplaces.
ACTIVITY PACK – COLLAGE
Eduardo Paolozzi was one of the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th century. Considered the ‘godfather of Pop Art’, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention. This activity pack inspired by the artist gives you the tools and ideas to make your own.
ACTIVITY PACK – PHOTOGRAPHY
This practical activity was developed by artist Felicity Hammond in response to an exhibition by Christopher Williams. It is a simple, inexpensive way of introducing you to a new medium, expanding your understanding of photographic techniques.