The Tetley Weekender: Experiments Workshop
19 – 20 May, 11am–5pm
The Tetley Weekender is our annual micro-festival that takes its inspiration from our next exhibition, with activities for all the family, artist-led performances, events and talks, plus great food and drink. It’s a perfect introduction to everything we do at The Tetley!
The Experiments Workshop will form the centrepiece of the Material Environments exhibition and this year’s Weekender and we are excited to have four artists from the exhibition with us over the weekend. What you can expect:
– See Phoebe Cummings as she continues her practice live in the Atrium as she spends time working and building on her larger than life immersive clay installation. Join her also for a science fiction experimental writing workshop where participants will be writing a story then recreating these sci-fi colourless landscapes using clay!
– Take part in multiple workshops led by artist Harold Offeh, including teaching techniques through Selfie Choreography, which explores authenticity, movement, photography and narcissism. See also performance devised by Offeh focusing on interviews, talk shows and audio material transcribed into scripts and activated by a collective reading that explores identity, realness and authenticity.
– Hear Serena Korda perform her Glass Harp live in the gallery, an instrument once associated with causing madness and hysteria for its players and listeners!
– See Keith Harrison demonstrate his artwork as a live science experiment, using the heritage of the building to create a large expanding installation.
– Families can create shelters outside on the Brewery Green from various recycled materials, taking inspiration from Joanna Piotrowska’s photographic series Shelter in the exhibition! (weather dependant, City Workshop if rainy).
– Join curator, Ben Roberts, for a tour of the exhibition on Saturday at 2pm.
– Fantasy Object Tree Family Art Workshop: Take inspiration from the evolving work on display and create a colourful three dimensional object to hang from a collaborative fantasy tree.
Plus great food and drink offers over the weekend and even more to be announced! There is going to be lots to do for the whole family. No need to book, FREE and open to all over the weekend between 11am–5pm.