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Artsadmin Youth Workshop: Exploring Materials

Tim Spooner

Photo by Nick Harrison

The workshop will be an introduction to looking at the world on a micro scale, looking through microscopes and making micro-sculptures, zooming in and discovering things that are normally hidden, noticing things you might usually miss.

Artsadmin Youth is our free new creative programme for young people aged 16-21 who live in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham which includes monthly workshops with professional artists exploring creative ideas.

Tim Spooner works in performance, collage, painting and sculpture. His work uses materials and objects in ways that reveal unexpected properties, aiming to open up perspectives beyond the human scale.

Fundamentally interested in unpredictability, his work is an exercise in balancing control with a lack of it in the handling of the materials he is working with. Since 2010, Tim has created a series of increasingly complex live works centred around the revelation of “life” in material.

Projects include The Voice of Nature, an interconnected system of fragile sculptures; The Assembly of Animals, made for young audiences and concerned with the abstraction of an animal form; and The Telescope, which uses a microscope camera to reveal a universe of miniature objects manipulated using magnets, electricity and chemical reactions. Alongside, and in relation to these projects, he has produced a continuous stream of paintings and collages.

timspooner.com | @tspooner0

  • Toynbee Studios is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • All of our toilets are gender neutral. Fully accessible toilets are located on the ground, first and third floors.
  • Read more about Accessibility at Toynbee Studios.
  • Please email paige@artsadmin.co.uk if you have any further access requests.

Date and time

27 October 2021
6.30–8.30pm

Booking

This free workshop is for 16-21 year olds in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham as part of our Artsadmin Youth programme. Email Paige@artsadmin.co.uk to join the workshop

Venue

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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