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Connecting to her cyanotype artwork exhibited in this year’s Bow Open show curated by Chila Burman, in this workshop, Miyuki will be telling us all about the UK’s cold-water coral reefs and how they are being destroyed due to damaging fishing practices and the impacts of the climate crisis.
Getting stuck in using clay and moulding tools, we will shape our own anemone and tentacle-like structures, gradually building a collective cold-water coral reef to symbolise the slow process of re-growth and re-building, and how we can only create change when we do it together!
In this workshop, children will learn about cold-water coral reefs, the environment, how to mould 3D sculptures, and how to work together to make a collective artwork.
This event is an inclusive, friendly environment which is accessible to all abilities and age groups.
Bow Families is a series of free, drop-in family art workshops that take place on the last Sunday of every month in the Bow Arts Courtyard. These sessions are a wonderful opportunity for local families to get creative and try something new! Each session is led by a Bow Arts’ Artist and all materials are provided.
More about Miyuki Kasahara
Born in Japan, Miyuki Kasahara graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art and is based in London. Her work is research driven and addresses the impact of humans on the ecosystem. How we can find ways to reconnect with a losing grasp of the natural world and stop poisoning it and ourselves. She examines in her work the environmental factors affecting global issues, including those arising from politics and societal change. Warfare and weaponry appear as an ongoing theme through her work, as she believes it is one of the greatest human catastrophes to the natural environment. The outcomes from her research have included drawing, film, installation, interactive performance, sculpture, or a combination of those.
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