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IC-Visual Lab is co-presenting with Creative Youth Network a series of workshops using the content and materials from the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection, held at Bristol Archives.

Throughout these workshops, you'll discuss ideas around the meanings, and functions, of historical monuments in the city of Bristol, and respond creatively by re-imagining new monuments that represent current values.

What will we do? 

You'll learn about the cultural significance of these monuments and investigate what past-values they represent, and whether they hold any relevance nowadays.

You'll also construct monuments that represent modern, and contemporary values.

You'll be using images from the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection, and applying storytelling and collage techniques.

Each workshop will be led by a professional in their specialist area, and participants will learn different skills and produce original outcomes.

All the outcomes produced at the end of the workshop will be exhibited on the IC Visual Lab website as part of the upcoming Alone with Empire installation at the Bristol City Hall, as well as throughout our social media platforms.

Workshops

Workshops are for 18-25 year olds and are FREE. Materials and lunch will be provided.

WHO ARE MONUMENTS SPEAKING TO?

Monuments Tour & Storytelling workshop with Edson Burton

Saturday 8th September 2018

From 11am to 5pm at The Station, BS1 2AG

During this session, participants will embark upon a unique tour around Bristol, learning about the city's many monuments and discussing the relevance of them nowadays. Following the tour, participants will head back to the Station to begin mounting a creative response to the historical and contemporary values of these monuments through creative writing and spoken word. Photographs of monuments from the British Empire and Commonwealth collection will be available as visual references for participants.

ASSEMBLING MONUMENTS

Sculpture and 3D Collage with Daniel Bosworth & Nadia Drizi

Saturday 15th September 2018

From 11am to 5pm at The Station, BS1 2AG

During this session, participants will use images from the British Empire and Commonwealth collection to make collages that challenge our understandings of what constitutes a monument by re-using, re-mixing and manipulating photographs. At the end of the day, participants will produce 2d and 3d visual sculptures responding to the ideas discussed.

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