Thursday 23 August 2012

young people's project

Myself and colleagues from the Creative Practitioner team at The Hepworth Wakefield are currently planning an intensive three week programme of creativity and experimentation for young people inspired by Richard Long's exhibition in the gallery. Artist Rooms: Richard Long continues until Sunday 14th October 2012.

richard long

On the opening weekend of Richard Long's exhibition I ran drop-in workshops for families using pebbles, cobbles and slate to create spirals, circles and sinuous lines that traversed the learning studio floor. The seriousness with which the children took in decision making, arranging and careful positioning of stone next to stone delighted me and led to interesting conversations with parents sharing our own memories of absorbing childhood play. 

The particularly wet June meant we worked indoors but I dearly hope we can use the marvellous outdoor green space that runs the length of the gallery (near to Long's grass work) in future drop-ins.