Adam Shield: 2-Day Print and Poster Workshop

Join us on this two part free poster making workshop with artist Adam Shield.

Explore drawing and collage as experimental means of observation and reflection, and try out DIY processes of using a Risograph printer and photocopier.  

Day 1:
Saturday 3 September

Drawing outdoors in Church Street Market, then learn about risograph printing with hands-on print experiments.

Day 2:
Saturday 10 September

Design and develop your ideas into a poster, which will be pasted up onto the outside of The Showroom.

The poster-making workshops form part of the public programme for Adam Shield: Amp Envelope.

Building upon a period of collaborative research in the local neighbourhood, Church Street Library & histories of radical community print groups, in-situ printmaking workshops create the context for a programme of drawing, print and poster-making sessions running on weekends throughout the exhibition.

Using drawing as a tool for communication and opening up spaces for critical reflection at times of rapid change, where Church Street is in the midst of major long-term redevelopment, Shield is collaborating with community groups, individuals from The Showroom neighbourhood and beyond. Over time, posters of varying scales will be pasted up in an accumulating collage enveloping the facade; an amplification of voices revealing drawing, printmaking and collage as accessible platforms for reflection upon shared experiences; a means for personal expression to be collectively experienced by all.

Meanwhile, inside Shield has created a spatial collage for audiences to inhabit; an all-encompassing environment further exploring the expansive potential of drawing and print.

Shield’s new body of work opens up drawing and collage as a means of exploring interior worlds; with imagery encompassing references distilled from post-apocalyptic science fiction writing, dystopian dream projectors, seventeenth century alchemy and everyday encounters with political, societal and economic structures.


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