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Pop-up art exhibition and workshop

September 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


A free pop-up art exhibition is coming to Knowle West from 1-24 September – with a free-family workshop on Saturday 4 September from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

The exhibition from the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is entitled Varekai (Wherever). It consists of nine colourful paintings – and takes its name from one of the images about a circus performance.

The paintings depict the outdoors, being together with others and work places as well as buildings, familiar places and the natural world.

The artist-led workshop is for all ages – parents must stay in the building and are encouraged to join in.

Artists Jessie and Maria will help participants make a joint as well as individual textile artworks that focus on landscape and place – which are the themes of the exhibition.

There will also be the chance to take part in a very simple collage activity and some fun mask making, both relating to the main image of circus performers.

To book a place on the workshop visit: https://www.rwa.org.uk/collections/events/products/family-workshop-varekai-exhibition-1


Main image: June Berry RWA NEAC Hon. RE RWS (b.1924), Le Cirque du Soleil Performing ‘Varekai’, 2011, watercolour, 48 x 63cm. RWA Collection © RWA (Royal West of England Academy)


September 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am
September 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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