Street Art & Graffiti Workshop 1
Thursday, 31 October 2013 from 15:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
Calling street art lovers and sceptics alike,
Interested in the urban environment? Intrigued by how street artists change our cities? Want to challenge your ideas about public art, graffiti and vandalism?
If you want to discover more of London and are curious about what makes good quality street art, then these free, expert-led street art workshops could be for you.
Five workshops will take place across London to explore street art, tags, posters, stencils, sculptures and graffiti. Each workshop has two stages – in the first stage, you’ll take photographs (you’ll need to bring your own digital camera, a camera phone is fine) and we’ll visit a street art site and explore – what do you think adds value? What do you think is detrimental? Why? In the second stage, one week later, we’ll meet somewhere warm, have a complimentary drink, and debate and discuss what you’ve seen. We’ll be joined by one of the top experts in London street art who’ll give us a tour of the area and offer some of their best insights.
Workshop 1 will take place in Hackney Wick on Thursday, Oct 31st, 3-5pm and Thursday, Nov 7th, 3-5pm and you will need to be free for both dates in order to participate. Meeting point is in front of Hackney Wick Overground Station.
The Street Art and Graffiti Workshops are a public engagement project funded by the Public Engagement Unit at University College London. They are part of a wider PhD research on the impact of street art and graffiti on different urban spaces. By taking part in the workshops, you are going to contribute to defining a distinction between the desirable, valuable street art and the poor, unappealing marks on city surfaces.
This workshop will be run in collaboration with Dave Stuart.
Dave “NoLionsInEngland” has been exploring, photographing, writing about and critiquing street art in London for nearly 10 years. His photographs have appeared in notable exhibitions, many books and countless newspapers and online publications. He is founder and lead guide for Shoreditch Street Art Tours, and London’s first street art photography workshops.
If you have any questions, or want to find out more, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sabina Andron is a third year PhD student in the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She is researching the connections between urban spaces and street art, and is an active follower of the London street art and graffiti scene. She also runs I Know What I Like, an open members group for arts education, where she organises gallery visits, art walks and other arts related events. More at http://sabinaandron.com/.