14 Jun — 30 Jul 2021
The magical Palace of Culture returns – but not as you know it!
In collaboration with V21 Artspace and Arts Council Collection we have created a virtual Palace using the latest computer-generated imagery.
Step inside and explore the set created by artists Tony Crosby and Laura Drayson with 10 artworks selected by children at Newlyn School.
Participate in any one of the 11, artist-led workshops designed to stimulate both body and mind, from offset drawing with Naomi Frears or dance with Rosie Taylor-Hingston, to creative writing with Olivia Lowry. Suitable for all ages and abilities, and completely FREE to enjoy at anytime!
See Read More below for details of workshops or view Palace of Culture Workshop menu
An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition.
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange is an Arts Council Collection National Partner. The Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.
In 2019 a Year Five class from Newlyn School chose ten works from the Arts Council Collection to hang in their school. As part of the learning programme, developed in consultation with staff from the school, the children were to lend the works to Newlyn Art Gallery as the inspiration for the return of our Palace of Culture, a month-long programme of arts activity. The first lockdown prevented the Palace from opening in June 2020, and continued restrictions in 2021 have made it difficult for schools to visit and so we’ve taken the Palace online.
Step inside the virtual Palace of Culture and visit the works selected by the children, exploring the supporting audio clips and written text and then teleport down to the Lower Gallery where you can select a specially created online artist-led workshop, in sculpture, collage, printmaking, dance, poetry, and other stimulating pursuits for all ages and abilities.
SCULPTURAL SKETCHES OF THE NATURAL WORLD
52 minutes – suitable for all ages
Inspired by the life and work of Norman Adams, Sovay explores how to create 3D sketches in response to memories formed in the natural environment.
36 minutes – suitable for all ages
Have you ever tried the magical technique of ink resist? Inspired by the still life paintings Stass Paraskos, Lou Brett will lead you through this intriguing process.
52 minutes – suitable for ages 11+
Sophie explores the DIY culture of zine making as a way of collecting together thoughts and ideas, testing out a selection of different approaches.
CANVAS PATCHWORK PAINTING
49 minutes – suitable for all ages
Inspired by the life and work of Norman Adams, Ali creates a patchwork painting which reflects the rapport between the painter and his wife, the poet Anne Adams.
CUTTING, SHAPING & FORMING WITH PAPER
62 minutes – three exercises for different abilities
In collaboration paper artist Tony Crosby, Laura designed the set for the Palace of Culture. Join Laura here and explore the art of paper cutting using repeated patterns, inspired by beach finds.
PAINTING, DRAWING & OFFSETTING
59 minutes – suitable for all ages
Attending Stass Paraskos’ art school in Cyprus was pivotal in encouraging a young Naomi Frears to pursue a career as an artist. Here she recounts the warmth and generosity of Stass as she employs various creative responses to a selection of his work.
KITCHEN CUPBOARD AUTOMATA
27 minutes – suitable for all ages
Art meets design technology in this fun, and tasty, exploration of basic automata inspired by Julian Trevelyan’s use of everyday materials in his artwork and William Gear’s interest spontaneous creation.
CREATING A PANTOUM POEM
60 minutes – suitable for ages 11+
Writer and performer Olivia Lowry will talk you through simple warm up techniques in preparation for the writing of a pantoum poem, an ancient Malaysian form of poetry which features repeating lines that change meaning as the poem progresses.
DIY SCREEN PRINTING AT HOME
55 minutes – suitable for all ages
Ever wanted to try screen printing but thought you couldn’t because you don’t have specialist kit? Here Alice demonstrates how you can try this rewarding printing technique, cheaply at home.
SCULPTING WITH PLASTER OF PARIS
58 minutes – suitable for all ages
Inspired by the work of Alan Grimwood, Rosanne will lead you through how to effectively employ quick setting gypsum plaster to achieve satisfying sculptural forms using found and natural objects.
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY: CHANCE METHOD
30 minutes – suitable for all ages
Riffing-off of William Gear’s spontaneous creative processes, choreographer Rosie Taylor-Hingston collaborates with dancer Lillia Rowe to construct a dance sequence using chance.