With a winter frost and wind, an art commission has landed on my art studio doorstep. I’ve been interested in the water filtration processes since my Walthamstow Wetlands Art residency (2015-2016) and my dream project based on these dynamic systems is now happening!
Wateraid‘s Learning Department approached me at the end of 2017, however, I’ve kept it quiet as things have been developing. Now, after a couple of research visits at Thames Water’s Coppermills Water Treatments Works and at the Royal Air Force museum where the installation will feature during a week-long of events celebrating the 75th anniversary of Dambusters in May 2018, I’m firmly engaged in the process and very excited. To read a blog post about water filtering research visit at Coppermills click here.

WaterAid is a wonderful charity and I’ve learned from them so much about water. This video summarises what they are all about. I’ll be mentioning them in my work in progress posts a lot.

 

 

What am I creating?
I’m designing a concept and a sculptural interactive installation based on the principles of a sand dam. I can reveal the installation will carry three conceptual elements (water, concrete wall/dam, and sand/sediments), see the image below.

Three concepts for installation, S Krupinska copyright 2018

 

While I’m creating a physical sculpture and its concept, I wanted to bring another layer of interaction into the RAF museum’s outdoor space. I’ve invited Danny Saul to collaborate with me. Danny Saul is a London-based composer and sound artist whose work explores connections between sound and space, and between (real-world) recorded sounds and synthesized electronic sounds. How very exciting! Welcome, Danny! Learn more about his work on his website.

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Composer and sound artist Danny Saul.

 

Sketch for Installation S Krupinska 2018

Sketchbook insights, ideas for learning and exploring a sand dam.

 

I’m going to return to sketching to finalize some ideas, but I will share with you more work in progress soon. Thank you for reading this blog post and I’m looking forward to your comments. See you on May 19th between 11am to 3pm at Collindale’s RAF museum during a wonderful Dambusters anniversary week!

#Dambusters75 #legend #legacy #WaterAid #sanddam #RAFmuseum .

 

 

 

 

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Keith from WaterAid and me at Coppermills Treatments Works Thames Water site, Dec 2017.

In this rather geeky post, I’m sharing what I’ve learned during a research visit at Coppermills Water Treatment Works, Thames Water site, filtering around 30% of London’s drinking water. This secure site has its gates firmly shut to most passers-by (I’ve tried to get in to see what’s going on there before). I feel very special to have been able to go there this time! I need to say a big thank you to Deena from Thames Water and Keith from WaterAid to grant me access to the site, on which they both accompanied me in December 2017.

There are several stages of water filtration, here I share some knowledge learned during our research trip at the Coppermills Water Treatment Works.

Rapid gravity filters trigger the cycle of the filtering. The whole process lasts 12 hours from start to finish, and then it continues to water service reservoirs. Rapid gravity filters are large open top tanks of passing water. Any big particles such as grass, feathers and other bits that haven’t been stopped by grids on their way from Thames Water reservoirs to Coppermills are removed. This process takes 15 minutes, hence its name, rapid. The rapid gravity filters are maintained by reverse flashing the water flow upwards and the large particles are directed and diverted out of the filter where they are caught and removed.

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Rapid Gravity Filters at Coppermills.

Ozone gas is added at the second stage of filtering and it is injected into the water to remove pesticides and organic material. The process of ozonization has antibacterial properties and the water leaves in two separate streams and is directed to, for me the most interesting stage of water filtration, Slow Sand Filtration.

Slow Sand Filtration works on large-scale filter beds. There are over 33 slow sand filter beds at the Coppermills site. It was fascinating to watch how the workers immaculately layered the sand in one of the filter beds and sitting in a large vehicle leveled the elements. The birds try to help too, leaving their mark.

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Sketch of a slow sand filter, S Krupinska 2018.

 

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After the water passes through very fine, around 400-micron stainless steel mesh screens (2×3 m large), it heads for about 3 hours to the final disinfection area. My words couldn’t describe this process better than the explanation on Thames Water website: “Chlorine is dosed at the end of treatment before the water is sent into supply to destroy harmful micro-organisms. The disinfection process is performed in specially designed contact tanks, which contain a series of baffles. The tanks ensure that the chlorine remains in good contact with the water for a set amount of time, to ensure effective disinfection before it is sent into the distribution network.”

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The water after this stage is sent to service reservoirs, each area has their own enclosed water storage facility. I’ve investigated where is my nearest Service Pumping Station. I found it in Streatham. The following link takes you to it.

Why am I researching this topic and what am I working on? Learn about my big project coming up in a museum in May 2018 here.

Thank you very much for reading this blog post. See you soon.

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Cryptic takes place from Friday 24th to Monday 27th of November. A discussion around the subjects of creativity, intuition and process in art and science, organised by Ben Murray and CLOT Magazine, will take place on Sunday 26th November at 2pm. The discussion panel is conducted by Ben Murray with guests Adam PeacockProfessor Arthur I MillerDr Max ReuterNatsai Audrey Chieza.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:

Tere Chad ; Juan Covelli ; Helen Farley ; Silvia Krupinska ; Meri Lahti ; Julie Light ; Mark Andrew Lowman ; Jill Mueller ; Yun Peng ; Lisa Pettibone ; Marta Pinilla ; Dave John Rosewell ; Rania Schoretsaniti ; Hannah Scott ; Virginie Serneels ; Olga Suchanova ; Neus Torres Tamarit ;Michelle Von Mandel ; Bekk Wells

For the first time, I use my garden as an art studio and create two ink drip paintings for Cryptic 2017 exhibition. Cryptic is a celebration of a process in art and how art and science can work together on many levels from an emotional to technical. Thank you to artist and curator Neus Torres Tamarit for inviting me to take part in this exhibition! Thank you to Sparkle, the cat featured in the images, for helping me with making the paintings. You can spot a couple of paw prints on the Reversed Waterfall I painting.

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Reversed Waterfall I in Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, 2017

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Reversed Waterfall II in Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, 2017

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Reversed Waterfall I and II in Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, 2017

Hello nature, art, and outdoor enthusiasts! I’m doing a walk in Walthamstow Wetlands on Sunday 20th November, at 12-2pm. Book your free ticket here.

The walk is happening in conjunction with a sculptural installation Floating Reedbed in Tracing Wastelands group exhibition (The Depot Clapton). The exhibition evolved through a collaboration between MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins, and the Government Office for Science. This walk is kindly supported by London Wildlife Trust’s Lead Community Engagement Volunteer Stephen Ayers.

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Credits: Steel, plaster, paint or Floating Reedbed (2016) by Silvia Krupinska

 

Arrive 11.50am – 12.00pm. Meeting at the Ferry Lane entrance to the reservoirs opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, outside the Thames Water Rangers’ office. Nearest tube station is Tottenham Hale and Blackhorse Road. It is about 7 min walk from both stations. Buses are available. (Please note you must book a free ticket as places are limited. Thank you.)

Start 12.00pm
Walk through Walthamstow Wetlands
 Finish 2.00pm (and then you can join me to see the exhibition after, if you like  :).

*Adults only as the site is still in development. No dogs allowed except guide dogs and assistance dogs. If you wish to extend your visit after our official time (12-2pm) you will need to purchase a day birdwatcher’s pass £1 from the Ranger’s Office. (Cash only) The places on the walk are strictly available only by booking a free ticket. On the occasion that you no longer can join us and you booked your free ticket, please release the ticket.

Book your free ticket here.

To find out more about the exhibition and its location, follow this link to another blog post. Many thanks, see you soon!

 

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Tracing Wastelands is an exhibition of work, evolved through a collaboration between MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins, and the Government Office for Science.

Exhibiting artists are:

Julius Colwyn | Silvia Krupinska | Beckie Leach | Hannah Scott | Stephanie Wong | Jennifer Crouch

Curated by: Ellie Armstrong and Julius Colwyn

The Depot, 38 Upper Clapton Road,  London, E5 8BQ

18 November – 20 November

Opening Times: 
Friday 18th : 6pm-9pm Private View
Saturday 19th : 12-6pm
Sunday 20th : 12-6pm
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To accompany the exhibition a walk will be taking place in Walthamstow Wetlands led by me. The walk will be focusing on exploring reedbeds and their function, acting as living natural filtration devices and much more. An expert from the field will join us on the day. Free, booking required as space is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reedbeds-of-walthamstow-wetlands-walk-tickets-29203217610

I was commissioned by Manor House Development Trust to bring one of my art workshops to the Hidden River Festival in London this weekend. The festival is situated beside a spectacular Woodberry Wetlands Reserve and New River, which carries a long stream of history, first dating back to 1613.

Draw with sand and create new rivers workshop grabbed the attention of children and their parents, taking part and learning a new art technique. I bring you some images from the day. We all had lots of fun.

If you would like to include my workshop in your festival or an event, let me know on silviakrupinska(at)gmail(dot)com, and we can discuss it further. Thank you.

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What are you doing this Saturday from 12-18:30? Hidden River Festival is taking place in a marvelous location beside the New River Path, near the East and West reservoirs at Woodberry Down. The Hidden River Festival is a free annual waterside event, giving local people a chance to enjoy a mix of live music, food stalls, art and fun for all the family with the aim of connecting the communities living alongside the New River, which runs through Hackney and Haringey. The festival is organized by Manor House Development Trust and the schedule looks pretty busy. 🙂

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I’ll be present at the festival as I’m doing a Draw with Sand – Create New Rivers workshop and selling small works of art, drawings, prints and KAJ – Krupinska Abalone Jewellery. This will be a good opportunity for any first-time art buyers to start a collection with an affordable piece of art.

 

I feel for our rivers, the veins of our lives and society. I’m incurably curious about where water comes from and how it is cleaned, appearing by magic in our taps! My Draw with Sand – Create New Rivers workshop gives us an opportunity to learn about our local water spaces and where tap water in Woodberry Down comes from. We are lucky to have Woodberry and Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserves on our doorstep. You can talk to me about your experiences walking outdoors while you learn to draw with sand and make your very own river drawing. You can get inspired by the maps of local water shapes, or simply create a phantasy river or lake from shades of sand and abalone mother of pearl flakes.

Competition for all participants: There will be a chance for all taking part to win a mini mountain lake artwork. I’ll pull a winner out of a hat at 5pm the same day.

I’ll be sharing a gazebo with a fantastic bio artist and friend Mellissa Fisher! Her workshop titled Microbial Me will give you a chance to create a microbial self-portrait! There is going to be so much happening. You can check out the festival program just below.

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HIDDEN RIVER FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2016 – 12:00 – 18:30

From Redmond Community Centre, along the canal paths of the New River on the East and West Reservoir and Lordship Road, Woodberry Down Estate – Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF

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It’s been fun this weekend. I was transported back to our MA Art and Science Degree Show at CSM, as I was editing a video to be part of my application for International Student Innovation Award. Wish me luck. Hopefully, this 4 min video sketch will give an insight of what the Studio Hide installation was like at CSM. Until it is installed somewhere else 🙂

What’s next? I’ll be presenting a Pecha Kucha style presentation at Walking Artists’ event at Somerset House this summer on Sunday 17 July during 11.30 – 12.30 slot. Look for more in the links below. Drop in if you have time, it should be fun!

Facebook event and Somerset House Walking Women event week

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My reflections about Studio Hide are published in Waltham Forest independent newspaper. Please download the article via this link and head to page 6. Cheers!

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Walthamstow Wetlands and their surroundings are undergoing some major upgrades and natural habitat improvements before it opens for free to visitors in spring 2017. There is a broken hide in Walthamstow Wetlands that is awaiting a repair as well. I was able to peak into it. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve imagined what it would be like if I had an art studio in the wetlands. The broken hide would be a perfect art studio!

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Until I make this happen and I draw up my plans for an existing art studio in the wetlands, I’m making an installation called Studio Hide as part of Unfolding Realities MA art and Science Degree Show. This is situated in the Street of Central Saint Martins, in the heart of the what used to be a Grain Store for arriving trains at Kings Cross. The new Studio Hide artwork has started to take shape this week, as we’ve commenced installing our Degree Show. Studio Hide contains materials (#materialcollection) I’ve found in Walthamstow Wetlands. All twigs, egg shells, sticks have been found by me and picked from the ground during the different times of the year, over past 9 months.

No trees have been harmed in the production of my Studio Hide.

My aim is to share with a wide audience visiting the Degree Show, what is the meaning of my local landscape. This urban nature reserve contains ten large water reservoirs from which 30% of Londoners get their drinking water supply from. It is beautiful and rich, it provides me with bottomless inspiration. 

Each time I visit Walthamstow Wetlands I find something new. For example, yesterday I spotted for the first time a yellow-bellied slider turtle in Coppermill Stream (pictured below) and I was able to get really close to a cheeky cormorant winding up a hard working coot couple, keeping up their nest.

Yellow bellied slider by Krupinska 2016

 

Following images are of Studio Hide work in progress taken at my MA Art and Science Studio at CSM or during last week’s degree show installation.

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Degree Show | 25-29 May 2016

DATES | Wed 25th – Sun 29th May 2016

LOCATION | Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

OPENING TIMES | Wed to Fri 12.00 – 20.00 | Sat to Sun 12.00 – 18.00

UNFOLDING REALITIES presents the work of 20 MA Art and Science graduates at Central Saint Martins. Since its inception in 2011 this pioneering course, the first of its kind, has provided a unique global platform for students across a wide range of fields, on which they extend and contribute to the expanding interdisciplinary branch of knowledge – Art and Science. Responding to this fast emerging territory for collaborative practice which redefines creativity across disciplines, UNFOLDING REALITIES practitioners from fine art, design, photography, neuroscience, art history, mathematics, choreography and architecture have been inspired by their individual connections and observations of the world and the challenge of interrogating this beyond disciplinary boundaries.

 

 

 

90 years ago, a fossilized cast of a skull (endocranium) was found in Ganovce, Slovakia. The most important Slovakian treasure of similar kind, dating back 120 thousand years. I’m from Poprad near Ganovce and I’ve always been interested in this story in connection to the local mineral springs. The story describes a Neanderthal female getting dizzy breathing poisonous gasses from the Hradok Spring and dying.

Two of my artworks in One Country Three Worlds exhibition at Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London (20 Apr-27 May) celebrate the fossil and the place. The article link offers some further reading in the Slovak language.

The image below is the place where the Neanderthal fossil was found by stonemason Koloman Koki – Ganovce near Poprad.

Hradok, Ganovce by Silvia Krupinska

Neanderthal Memorial 2014 by Silvia Krupinska (Digital print 1/1)

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Dried flowers in this piece were collected at Hradok in Ganovce. The outline is representing the size and the shape of the fossil. Thanks to Podtatranské múzeum v Poprade who generously helped me in the research for this project.

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DATES: Wed 20th April – Fri 27th May 2016
LOCATION: Embassy of Slovakia, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Friday 13:00–15:00| 25–27 May extended 9:00–15:00, 20 May closed due to an event taking place.

FREE ENTRY

PLEASE RING BELL ‘RECEPTION’ TO ACCESS THE EXHIBITION. THANK YOU!

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It’s fast approaching. I can’t believe the time has passed so quickly and our degree show is open to public at the end of May! I’ll present a sculptural installation Studio Hide, including this Dead Plastic Bird sculpture below, shown as work in progress.

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“New innovative work by pioneering Central Saint Martins graduates, that challenges the concept of fine art through interdisciplinary practice.”

DATES | Wed 25th – Sun 29th May 2016

LOCATION | Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

OPENING TIMES | Wed to Fri 12.00 – 20.00 | Sat to Sun 12.00 – 18.00

UNFOLDING REALITIES presents the work of 20 MA Art and Science graduates at Central Saint Martins. Since its inception in 2011 this pioneering course, the first of its kind, has provided a unique global platform for students across a wide range of fields, on which they extend and contribute to the expanding interdisciplinary branch of knowledge – Art and Science. Responding to this fast emerging territory for collaborative practice which redefines creativity across disciplines, UNFOLDING REALITIES practitioners from fine art, design, photography, neuroscience, art history, mathematics, choreography and architecture have been inspired by their individual connections and observations of the world and the challenge of interrogating this beyond disciplinary boundaries.Unfolding Realities A3-POSTER-1Facebook event    Facebook page  Twitter: @artsciencecsm

 

A year ago Mira Varg and I created a sculpture for Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London. This post from earlier describes it. On Monday 11 May a very interesting invitation arrived from the same Embassy. Artists Mira Varg, Mandy Hreus and I, all taking MA Art and Science and Slovakian, were invited to exhibit there, with a little over a week till the opening! How could we refuse such a challenge? Those had been amongst the most exciting days this year for me. The planning, the install of the show has given us a pretty good boost and practice for approaching Unfolding Realities degree show in May.

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To view One Country Three Worlds images on Facebook, follow this link.

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One Country Three Worlds (20 April–27 May 2016) is an exhibition by three Slovak artists living and creating in the UK. Hreus, Krupinska and Varg met while studying for their MA in Art & Science at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and show their work at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic for the first time, while simultaneously preparing for their degree show in May. One Country Three Worlds is a celebration of three different interpretations of the world by three creative minds originating from the same country – Slovakia.

While embracing their differences, the three artists have something in common. They are intrigued by the individual and collective perception and experience of our surroundings. Varg is reflecting on variations of realities and how we humanly observe them, Krupinska is focusing on the texture of landscape and hidden places, and Hreus is investigating the visible and invisible electromagnetic spectrum in relation to consciousness and pure expansive awareness. These interpretations unfold in a palette of media, ranging from photography, print to sculpture and installation.”

DATES: Wed 20th April – Fri 27th May 2016
LOCATION: Embassy of Slovakia, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Friday 13:00–15:00| 25–27 May extended 9:00–15:00, 20 May closed due to an event taking place.

FREE ENTRY

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PLEASE RING BELL ‘RECEPTION’ TO ACCESS THE EXHIBITION. THANK YOU!

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Over past months, a lot of exciting has happened. I’ve dived into Walthamstow Wetlands research and met some fantastic people in and outside of my MA Art and Science at CSM. One of which is my valued collaborator Dr Johanne Orchard-Webb, Research Fellow, Lee Valley Team of Hydrocitizenship – arts and humanities project funded by AHRC. It has been a true pleasure to exchange ideas and experiences with Jo. She has written a fantastic post about the ways how our collaboration has developed and what it has entailed so far.

Dr Jo Orchard-Webb wrote:

“While we have used different approaches to exploring ideas around what we call ‘hydrocitizenship’, there is a good deal of common ground in our thematic findings, and this ongoing process of research collaboration has for me highlighted the importance of multi-disciplinary teams working together to explore and understand hydro-social relations.”

To read the full post and find out more, please click on the following link.

Many thanks

‘Fisherman’s Flies’ by Silvia Krupinska. Image taken at Walthamstow Wetlands, on one of the orientation walks organised by London Wildlife Trust.

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It’s been now six months since I’ve discovered Walthamstow Wetlands. The place has become my research and relaxation hub. I normally announce most of my news on Twitter (@silviakrupinska), but it’s about time I touched down here, on my blog. The truth is, apart from my MA Art and Science dissertation (pictured below) which I handed in early February, I haven’t done much other writing lately. On the other hand, I’ve been focusing on my sketchbook and thinking about my degree show concept.

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February and March have been very dynamic, indeed. We’ve done extremely successful degree show fundraising  art and science themed workshops.

Another bit of big news is that Government Office for Science invited us, CSM MA Art and Science, to collaborate with them on a report about waste. Five of us gave a series of 5 min presentations about our work and what we get to do on our MA, at GO-Science offices in London. My contribution was a presentation from my journies in Walthamstow Wetlands, as a taster really, there is so much to tell. The slideshow below is a selection of images from that presentation. It’s rather early days for this collaboration. I’ll bring more details in another post as it develops. One thing assured, it is very exciting!

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Meanwhile, there is another event coming up this Friday, 18 March 2016 at Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow. Organised by Love the Lea, Thames 21 campaign to save the rivers of the Lea catchment, who invited me to participate.Love the Lea event March 2016

I’ll bring a large map drawing of Walthamstow Wetlands to the event, and with it, I’ll create an installation to lead people on my journeys. I’ll have collected specimen samples, lots of printed images for visitors to browse, and I can give you tips on what are the most interesting corners to explore in the wetlands, the way I see it. If the weather permits, I’m also going to install my thorny stick ladder in the garden.

It would be great to see you there. Come for a chat and I’ll tell you the ladder’s story.

Until then, take care. S.

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MA Art and Science staff and students are offering a range of creative workshops exploring observations and experimentations in art and science on Saturday 5 and 12 March, at Central Saint Martins.

Come along and get hands on with slime mould problem solving, microbial image making, nebula bottling, water mapping, microscopy inspired glass sculpting and chemigram making. Creative art and science workshops are designed for adults and young people.Young people must be 12+ and accompanied by an adult.

All proceeds go towards the MA Art and Science Degree Show (open to the public 25-29 May 2016).

Cost: £14 adult | £12 UAL staff/student | £9 child/senior/unemployed
(discounts available when you book two or more workshops, applied at checkout)

See details and booking links below…

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MA ART AND SCIENCE WORKSHOP #1

Through the Looking Glass & Microbial Me

5 March 2016, 11:00 – 13:00

Through the Looking Glass (with Jenny Walsh)
Glass played a crucial role in enabling man to see beyond the visual eye. In this workshop discover how skilled craftsmen learned to grind glass and change its composition to revolutionise the way we investigate the microscopic world. Inspired by microscopic images each participant will be invited to create their own microscope slide using glass confetti and stringers.

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Microbial Me (with Mellissa Fisher)
Learn about the invisible world on your skin, think about your own microbes and design your own microbial portrait using a painting technique and collage. Each person will have their own microbial face to take home along with knowledge about bacteria!

BOOK THIS WORKSHOP

Attentive Topologies and Water Mapping workshop by Beckie Leach and Silvia Krupinska

 

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Attentive Topologies & Water Mapping

5 March 2016, 14:00 – 16:00

Attentive Topologies and Water Mapping (with Beckie Leach & Silvia Krupinska)
Focusing on the canal area next to Granary Square in Kings Cross (in front of Central Saint Martins), this workshop will guide you through a series of attentiveness exercises exploring sound and water. You will find out about phenomenological approaches to artistic practice and water/sound quality, and create expressive maps capturing the movement of water and sound.

BOOK THIS WORKSHOP

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MA ART AND SCIENCE WORKSHOP #3

Slime Mould Boot Camp

12 March 2016, 11:00 – 13:00

Slime Mould Boot Camp (with Heather Barnett)
The slime mould, Physarum polycephalum, is a small brainless protozoa with surprising intelligence. Used as a model organism in many areas of scientific research it also makes for a great creative collaborator. In this workshop you will discover the fascinating role this single celled organism has to play in the cultures of science and art, and design a practical experiment to test its capabilities and problem-solving skills. Each participant will take home a new microbial pet to observe and experiment with.

BOOK THIS WORKSHOP

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MA ART AND SCIENCE WORKSHOP #4

The Chemigram Spell & Bottle Your Own Nebula

12 March 2016, 14:00 – 16:00

The Chemigram Spell (with Don Li & Mira Varg)
Offering some fresh air in the midst of a digital age, the workshop explores the potential of analogue photographic processes through a hands-on session, working with tools and materials that are unconventionally related to photographic processes – including paint brushes, syringes, honey and varnish. Come and experience the magic of an alternative image making process.

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Bottle Your Own Nebula (with Carla Mancillas Serna)
Nebulas are massive clouds of interstellar dust in space, mainly composed of helium and hydrogen and other chemical elements. They are also known as “stellar nurseries”. These clouds of different shapes, sizes and colours coalesce in space, collapse and give birth to stars and planetary systems, like our own solar system. Learn about how nebulae form and create your own bottled cloud inspired by the colours and textures of cosmic dust.

BOOK THIS WORKSHOP

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Bottle Your Own Nebula

Q-Art invited me to present at their open crit, back in November. It all took a place in Mall Galleries, London. After I briefly introduced my art and research influenced by a variation of water themes I asked questions relating to my degree show planning for May 2016 when my MA Art and Science will culminate. The feedback, comments and suggestions have been really useful. Thank you to all that contributed. Thank you Q-Art! For more images visit this link. Cheers!

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I have been visiting Walthamstow Wetlands in London for the past month: watching the birds, studying where our local tap water comes from and using the area around the reservoirs as my art studio – all part of my ongoing The Rivers Project. The exhibition The Rivers Project – ‘Flow in Progress’ in Leytonstone Library (6 Church Lane, London E11 1HG), which contains a series of photographic studies and collections created on my walks there. You can see those works in three original Art Deco cabinets until 31 October.

Cormorant Island, 2015 (detail), Silvia Krupinska

Cormorant Island, 2015 (detail), Silvia Krupinska

The installation in the large cabinet is called Cormorant Island (detail above), inspired by a couple of islands in Walthamstow Wetlands. The two window cabinets include some photographs from dipping the bramble hoop (now part of Cormorant Island installation) in the reservoirs on different days, capturing those moments in time and studying light, colour and movement. Each piece included in this show has a story behind it, whether that is of making, walking, spending time outdoors or meditating. Visit Walthamstow Wetlands and see for yourself…

Bramble Hoop in Coppermill Stream, 2015, Silvia Krupinska

Bramble Hoop in Coppermill Stream, 2015, Silvia Krupinska

Exhibition dates: 13.09.2015 – 31.10.2015

13.09. 2015, 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm and then on during normal library opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 12 to 4pm

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