Unfortunately, the Shakespeare exhibition and all workshops have been cancelled until further notice due to the coronavirus.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Fancy contributing to an exhibition based around Shakespeare’s The Tempest?
I’m facilitating an exhibition for Arc in collaboration with Stockport Libraries as part of Shakespeare Week.
The theme for the exhibition is to bring the great bard’s classic play to life visually.
Who can get involved?
Well, there are two groups of people that can take part – locals, and non-locals.
If you’re local to Stockport, you can come along to one of our group sessions at The Heatons and Brinnington libraries. They are on Tuesday 17th March and Friday 20th March respectively.
There are two sessions at each library. 10.30 am – 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm.
You can pop along for one, or both sessions. (There’ll be different activities in the morning and afternoon.) Stay for 10 minutes or two hours.
For non-locals who fancy having a go, simply email me a pdf of your piece (or post it if you have time) and I’ll print it out. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Vermont or Verona, just pick up your pencils and paintbrushes and wear your heart on your sleeve.
It’s quite simple really. I’m asking people to draw or paint on top of The Tempest text, as in the example above. Artwork can be A5, A4 or A3 portrait or landscape and can be in any medium.
Sometimes called Humuments or Black-out poetry. You can use the text as part of a background, or highlight certain parts of the text to make a completely different piece of prose or poetry, which doesn’t have to relate to The Tempest at all.
See examples above and below.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 28th March at the Arc Centre Gallery Cafe, Hat Works in Stockport at 11 am – 4 pm.
That doesn’t given you long if you’re not local and would like to submit a piece. We’ll be putting the exhibition together w/c 23rd March, so ideally, we would like email/postal submissions by Saturday 21st March please. I’ll be waiting with baited breath.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or my postal address.
Good luck, the world is your oyster.