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Kids Empathy Workshop
June 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
A family friendly empathy workshop, exploring empathy as a practical tool and a tangible material that you can touch, see, feel and play with. Attendees are invited to come and explore what terms like ‘personal space’ and ‘social distance’ mean to them in a post-Covid world. You will then use these ideas and your bodies to make your own collection of empathy tools to help foster empathy in your everyday world. Led by artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala, the artist behind the Nunnery Gallery’s new exhibition exploring empathy.
All ages welcome; materials will be provided. This is a free event but please book if you plan to attend to help us manage the event safely. The event will take place outdoors in Bow Arts’ covered outdoor courtyard, with COVID-19 safety measures in place. You can read our COVID-19 access statement here.
This event is part of Is there space for empathy? – an exhibition by Finnish artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala, which examines what empathy means in 2021, in a post-Brexit, post-Covid, post-colonial Britain. Tuomala looks at what role empathy can play in helping us re-enter public life and re-discover physical closeness with each other once again. Her installation makes empathy – an often abstract and intangible feeling – into a physical and tangible form we can see, feel and enter.