Our “Make it up!” workshop at Tate Britain

24 May Our “Make it up!” workshop at Tate Britain

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Exploring the relationship between art and politics, Craftivist Collective’s Sarah Corbett was asked to and then ran a great workshop with Tate Forum, Tate Britain peer-led youth group, in response to the Art for Whom? display and current exhibition: Susan Hiller.

The group aged 15 – 25yrs explored many political themes and questions raised by the works through craft such as a fun postcard designing activity. Among the pertinent and humorous designs produced was a card depicting a naked Nick Clegg with only a tuition fee strap line covering his modesty! Any guesses as to how he will respond to getting that in the post?!

Then it was time to share our political discussions with the unsuspecting gallery visitors by hijacking the front steps of Tate Britain with written questions aimed to challenge people as they walked by. Questions such as “Are you here to escape current affairs?” stopped passers by in their tracks and hopefully acted to spread the activist spirit!

It was a fun day had by all and a great opportunity for craftivism to spread to the art scene

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