Making Space:Sensing Place

In October 2009, along with artist Thurle Wright, I was awarded a Making Space:Sensing Place Fellowship; part of the HAT: Here and There International Exchange Programme, managed by A Fine Line:Cultural Practice. The Fellowship includes residencies with Britto Arts in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with Arts Reverie in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, with The V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London and with The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire. Working and collaborating with artists and craftspeople from the UK, Bangladesh and India, responding to the collections and spaces we encounter and sharing these experiences through a touring exhibition and educational workshops.

This blog, which is still developing and being added to, is a record of my experiences during the MS:SP Fellowship. Steven Follen.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Spent a great evening at the Ashmolean in Oxford as apart of the Museums 'Live Fridays'. The theme of drawing ran through all the events for the evening and I had been invited to lead a collaborative drop in workshop drawing on the paving at the front of the museum. Taking inspiration from the Islamic Art Galleries (Gallery 31) we explored geometry and pattern. This was informed by the tiles and shadows at Lalbag Fort. Participants made up their our own 'tiles' using templates and chalks.