Peace Rocks in SE London

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Photo by Artmongers

First Artmongers made them in the Syrian refugee camp and now we are making them here as part of the Bold Vision Refugee Twinning project. These are free events. 

Show your support for the refugees and make a little peace right here. Maybe you will give your Peace Rock to a friend you fell out with. Maybe a neighbour you haven’t said hello to yet. Or someone who is new to your street.

Artmongers are running workshops all over the place for the next week with the help of Bold Vision. Come along and share the joy. It only takes a few minutes. We want to see Peace Rocks strewn all over the Hill and New Cross.

Wear old clothes. Bring along a small rock from your garden or your bathroom shelf. Rocks also provided for the hard up.

Maybe you have a few old pots of half used paint (preferably gloss paint) that you know you will probably never use. Why not bring those along too and share your colours.

Workshops will take place at the following Bold Vision venues:

  • Common Growth Garden: Sun Feb 28, 1-3pm
  • Hill Station Cafe:  Tue Mar 1, 3-5pm
  • New Cross Learning: Thu Mar 3, 4-5pm
  • John Stainer School (tbc)

Let us know if you would like to run a workshop at your place of worship, club or neighbourhood.

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Photo by Artmongers

The Tactile Eye 21 Mar

How do we feel what we see? How do we see what we can’t feel?

Talk and workshop by artist Francesca Perona

21 Mar at the Hill Station, Kitto Rd

Throughout March and April artist Francesca Perona will be exhibiting at Hill Station. Her work uses textiles, digital technologies and interactive materials to challenge our senses, amplifying tactility, vision and hearing.

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In this exhibition wearable soft sculptures will become immersive sonic and tactile environments, activated by the haptic explorations of the visitors. Invisible electromagnetic fields will transform inert liquids into moving, semi-solid textural surfaces, revealing the power of invisible forces to the human eye. In the opening event Francesca will be exploring and explaining the methods and media she uses and the influence of her varied background in textiles and responsive materials on her artistic practice. Part of the event will be a hands on workshop where participants will become the artist, scientist or alchemist discovering the wonders of everyday materials.