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What is an Environment (2023)

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Between December 2022 and March 2023 I facilitated a series a of workshops for Secondary school children at National Gallery in partnership with City Year Project. These workshops explored the application of light, reflection and shadow to create an alternative definition of what Environment is.

I created a safe and welcoming space for young people to experiment and visualise how the architecture of National Gallery and its collections of paintings may exist in the future. This project aimed to generate a sense of belonging for young people and make the paintings at National Gallery more accessible to public.

In this project participants documented various painting and different rooms of National Gallery using DSLR cameras and flexible mirror sheets.

They then experimented with observational drawing and mark making on flexible mirror sheets.

 

This project coincided with my own exploration of National Gallery's architecture and genius-loci, Warped Ambition (2023). Please click here to find out more.

Participants' drawings on flexible mirror sheets enabled them to record specific elements of National Gallery's architecture in an abstract form. At the end they experimented with light and  displayed these drawings in a dark room.

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