As Plymouth begins catering more and more to the artists of the city, we wanted to do a run down of a few things that are happening locally over the next few months: from exhibitions to workshops. There’s always something happening for everyone to get involved with and we’re sure you’ll find something that suits your creative endeavours! Read on to find out more…
Portrait Clinic with Mark Fielding
Every Wednesday at 10am, Ocean Studios are hosting a weekly portrait clinic with Real Ideas member Mark Fielding. These sessions are a great way to hone in your portrait drawing skills in a super relaxing and supportive space, hosted in the Real Ideas Café. You’re encouraged to bring your own drawing materials but please note that there are only 6 places per event – so book ahead of time to avoid disappointment!
This is certainly one to join in on if you’re looking to work on your portraits and also meet some likeminded artists to spend some time with.
Screen Print Your Own Tote Bag
Another Ocean Studios session is an introductory workshop for beginners with Suzanne Drummond of Ham & Co where you’ll learn the basics of screen printing onto fabric using stencils whilst exploring the process of printmaking. During the workshop, you’ll be guided through the entire process and advised on how to best spark your creative ideas through looking at print samples, experimenting with stencils and translating your ideas into prints using the specialist print facilities that Ocean Studios offer.
The bonus to this session is that you get to keep your creation when you’ve finished – who could turn that down?
Kevin Hunt: Lowkey
Between 30th June and 27th August, Liverpudlian artist Kevin Hunt has his first solo exhibition where he’s bringing together several strands of his practice in a gallery setting for the first time. From KARST’s website:
“Major new bodies of work (including wall-based sculpture, architectural intervention, and small functional objects) rooted in his lived-experiences and interactions within municipal post-war architecture are explored from a Queer perspective.
The exhibition is curated by Matt Retallick and is generously supported by the Elephant Trust and MIRROR through their ‘Make Work with Us’ programme.”
Huma Mulji: Your Tongue in my Mouth
Mirror Plymouth will be hosting Huma Mulji’s first solo exhibition between the 22nd July and the 14th September.
From their website: “Growing up in Karachi, Mulji navigated her way between the disembodied heads and limbs of discarded statues, in the back corridors of Mohatta Palace, then the abandoned home of Fatima Jinnah. In an article in The Herald magazine from 1994, she came across a vivid description of a pedestal outside the Karachi Municipal Corporation Headquarters. This year, the artist journeyed back to Karachi to find this plinth. In the process, stumbling upon other fragments of the memorial. The body of resulting work presented here centres on collective memory, time, place and belonging; complicating accepted historical linearity, placing two worlds in parallel entanglement, taking the viewer to glimpse geographies other than their own and to re-read illegible stories.”
So, there you have some really interesting things happening in Britain’s Ocean City over the next few months, we’re certainly looking forward to them for sure – and we hope to see you there! Whilst you’re here, why not take a look at some local walks to go on for your next adventure?