What Was On

Exhibitions & Events May – June 2015

We’re Here Now! 2015

We’re Here Now! is BACK.  Around 300 people came to the opening event at the Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury.  For a second year Martin Carrolchick and Neil Mabbs have taken over empty units and are working with Louise Williams and her students at Banbury & Bicester College to create this year’s festival of visual arts.
Ketura Jones - Origami bird workshop with the RSPB
Ketura Jones – Origami bird workshop with the RSPB

Workshops timetable
Great opportunities for children and adults to get creative and learn new skills. No need to book and they are free! Just come along and get stuck in!

Saturday 23rd May ROLLER PRINTING WORKSHOP
Join Printmaker Stephen Fowler in his collaborative experimental workshop, learn how to adapt and combine paint rollers, pipe lagging and scaffolding foam as a repeat pattern printing medium and contribute to a series of large relief printed patterned grid prints, artist books and zines. Suitable for all ages drop–in

Wednesday 27th May THROWING POTS ON THE WHEEL 10.30 – 4.00pm

Join ceramic artist in residence James Hobbs and Creative Arts students for a fun filled and interactive pottery workshop. Come and have a go at using our Shimpo- potter’s wheels to create your very own thrown pot. Learn how to center and pull up the walls of the clay to make your own individual piece. Work can be collected at a later date once it has been fired. Suitable for absolute beginners and all ages – 10.30, 11.30, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 drop-in sessions

Thursday 28th May RE-CYCLED FRAME WORKSHOP 10.30 – 4.00pm
Join a team of degree students & learn how to transform old frames out of re-cycled toys, trinkets and magazines. Create an attractive frame out of these materials and choose a colour of your choice to finish it. Suitable for all ages drop–in
PAPER DOLL WORKSHOP 10.30 – 4.00pm
Join Gabriella Fitch, BA (Hons) Creative Arts student and create your own paper dolls. An opportunity to design and construct a paper doll character of your choice. Explore different ways of drawing characteristics and design your doll’s clothes. Suitable for all ages drop–inFriday 29th May ORIGAMI BIRD WORKSHOP 10.30 – 4.00pm
Join Anne Hobbs, BA (Hons) Creative Arts student and make your own origami bird. An opportunity to learn more about migratory birds and their amazing 4000 mile journeys from the UK to Africa. The sound of a female cuckoo is likened to ‘bathwater gurgling down the plughole’, but when did you last hear a cuckoo? Find out more about bird tracking and see where Chris the cuckoo is now. 8+ Drop inSaturday 30th May TOTE BAG DESIGN 10.30 – 4.00pm
Join BA (Hons) student Keturah Jones, design and create your own tote bag to take away with you. Learn new skills, or extend existing ones. Choose a fabric and design, colour, embellish and transform it into a bag. Suitable for all ages drop–inSaturday 6th June ROLLER PRINTING WORKSHOP 10.30 – 4.00pm
Anther extravaganza of print with Stephen Fowler. A collaborative workshop creating motifs on rollers to create a giant artwork that will be made into books and zines. Drop in – all age groups.