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Making Meaning Workshop with Cameron Campbell and Craig Ellis // ages 12-17
Fri 21 April 2017, 16:00 – 18:00 BST
Collections are usually best known for their end point. This leads to the point where the viewing public is allowed an opportunity to observe the completed survey or is invited to view some carefully selected highlights. Every collection has struggled through a winding journey of self-discovery, reinvention and doubt until insights are assembled and are made ready for sharing. In this exhibition, Craig Ellis & Cameron Campbell invite you to observe and join in these journeys, as they unpack two elements of their collecting practices to look at the act of collecting, the archiving of information and the curating of meaning.
In this workshop, take on the role of the curator and find your own narratives and stories within the exhibition. Participants will run through a series of the tasks designed to get them to look at methods of developing ideas within a collection; ordering and categorizing the items in different ways. Ultimately they will generate and document their own mini exhibition with a meaning all of its own. These will be recorded and will go together to form a future publication.
Who is it suitable for: Ages 12 – 17 years