A small orange circle of felt depicting Trump Trout, a character created by Lewis, a CE Academy student. A fish with the face and bouffant of Donald Trump who shouts non-sequiturs.
Jessica Harby presented an ink-fuelled workshop based on Blood from Stone, Justin Carter’s current exhibition at The Arches.
Art, Culture + Democracy was a 2017 Free Exchange discussion that took place in Thrapston, shortly after the 45th US presidential inauguration. This week’s Fermynwoods Friday post sees an American citizen and audience member reflect on the event and on the fragility of democracy.
The young people Fermynwoods works with, who have been excluded from formal education, often have no problem telling you their opinions and deductions. As an artist, these kids also happen to be my favourite source of uncensored art criticism – Jessica Harby
There is still time to visit our current online exhibition, Can You Hear Me? over on our projects site, which presents artwork that reflect the current emotional climate in UK and American politics, the diminishing public trust in factual evidence and the shifting perceptions of the establishment. Anna Brownsted’s Diplomat is a series of short[…]
For the Arts Hero section of the Bronze Arts Award: Level 1 Award in the Arts qualification, young people need to research the work of an artist that inspires them. Lewis from The CE Academy met and interviewed American artist Jessica Harby when she delivered two weeks of workshops in January.