Jamboree 2018  //  28th June — 1st July 2018

Communal Making Sessions

Artist led practical sessions exploring an element of an artist's practice that benefits from communal making or participation.

Confirmed Communal Making Sessions:

A1) Lucy Steggals (The Saturday Museum) - #flowinchoate
A session teaching people how to crochet circle and lines. Followed by a 1 hr collective silent action where we will crochet whilst not thinking about circles or lines.

A2) Simon Bayliss - Landscape Painters Anonymous
Landscape Painters Anonymous offers an opportunity to indulge in the guilty pleasure of en plein air painting within the picturesque grounds of the Dartington Estate. Participants will walk together to a scenic location to make watercolour paintings. The activity promotes a social environment for the leisurely exploration of observational painting, within an Arcadian landscape, away from the scrutiny of society. Materials provided, painting and drawing experience is not necessary.

B) AJ Stockwell - Sonorous Stones
Guided through the sonorous stones we will sing to the rhythm of our mother's bones. Join the human-geologic choir. This is an experimental session where you will be invited to play ceramic stone-formed instruments as part of a shifting choir of voices. No prior singing experience is required.

C) Mark Leahy - Telling time: a speech-choir making session 'Telling time' is a making session where we will work with our words and voices to construct a story of how we are, where we are, when we are. No special vocal skills are needed, just a sense of your h/story, and how you might tell it. We will do some voice games, and work in pairs and as a group to create fragments of narrative. Having built a score, we will present a short speech-choir performance. Pens, paper and encouragement will be provided.

D) Anna Horton - Let’s Make A Game Let’s make a game! We will be taking your favorite games from parties to playgrounds and making them into something new. Using themes from the weekend we will make a new street game and test it out on our fellow Jamboreers. Come for the first hour to help think of the rules and come to the second hour to test and play!

E) Francesca Anfossi - The Clay Picnic Experimenting with food making, making food containers and support for the utensils with clay and what objects we find. Resulting in a pop up communal picnic giving participants a chance to discuss the process of making, social objects and the social role of food in the outdoors.

F) Ben Sanderson & Naomi Frears - Printmaking For Boys (its not necessarily printmaking and it’s not just for boys)

Come and make exceptional prints in response to randomly drawn prompts. Printmaking For Boys will allow participants to dive into printmaking regardless of previous experience in a supportive environment. Materials provided.


Image Credit: Emily Speed (2013) Human Castle. Photograph by Nathalie Redford, commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival