This August Tramway welcomes families to explore an exhibition of sculpture and installations by Greek artist Jannis Kounellis. There will be opportunities to respond to the work through FREE drop-in workshops designed for the whole family.
The exhibition, part of the collection of Anthony d’Offray touring as ARTIST ROOMS, will be on display in Tramway 2, one of the largest exhibition spaces in Europe.
Alan Bryden: Sound - Art
1 – 2pm AND 3 – 4pm
Ages 7-12 plus parents / carers
We’ll use found sound and everyday noise to create unique sonic sculptures that explore and unravel the work of Jannis Kounellis and the Arte Povera movement. If you’d like to like to try out new ways of making a lot of noise in a really creative way, this is the workshop for you!
Mhari Baxter: Kounelli-sense
12.30pm – 1.30pm, 2pm – 3pm AND 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Ages 4-12 plus parents / carers
A multi-sensory art workshop that allows time to play and create, through the exploration of individual bundles, containing materials similar to Kounellis’ artworks in Tramway. There will be the opportunity to view Kounellis’ exhibition before the workshop and display and share your final creation at the end.
Jer Reid and Monica de Ioanni: MuSical SculPtures
1 – 2pm AND 3 – 4pm
All Ages welcome
A playful dance workshop combining different media and with live improvised music. With
Monica (dance and arts educator) and Jer (music improviser).
We’ll star t with a guided walk through the Kounellis exhibition with some musical sounds. Afterwards, using music, movement and images, we will inspire the children to create their own sculpture and dance. We will explore the sculptures as elements in space to play with and respond to.
Carla Fullerton: Drop-in Visual Arts Workshop
Café Bar opposite T4
1pm – 4pm
Ages 4-8 plus parents and carers
The workshop will use a number of the materials and processes used by Jannis Kounellis. Materials will range from found objects to natural forms. From a simple collage or a 3D collage to a more complex small installation, we will play with forms and materials using them as the starting point for your art work.
Jannis Kounellis Exhibition Tours and Quiz
(approx 15 mins each)
1pm / 2pm / 3pm / 4pm
All Ages Welcome
Enjoy these simple gallery tours with your family and learn a bit about the artist and his work.
Places limited, first come, first-served.
All children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please contact Tramway Box Office if you or your child have any additional needs or questions about the suitability of activities.
Illustration: Erin McGrath