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Arty Parties

Tarik Elmoutawakil

person smiling pouring a fluorescent liquid
Tarik Elmoutawakil. Photo by Matthew Pountney

Tarik Elmoutawakil is joined by artists Ella Golt, Jacob V Joyce and Rudy Loewe to curate Arty Parties, a new project with the children of Canon Barnett Primary School. 

The artists and Artsadmin team will work with the school over multiple terms, using interdisciplinary arts such as dance, performance, music, costume and prop making, to explore the idea of radically refashioning our environments. The theme of Arty Parties is one of world building, and seeing the world through new or different lights. The project empowers the children to be agents of change, taking influence from ancestry, personal and global histories and the possibility of alternative futures. Working with the artists, the children will dream up alternate versions of themselves and our world, and come together to celebrate with very special intergenerational dance parties.

Arty Parties continues our partnership with our neighbours Canon Barnett Primary School, building on projects including Monuments of Tower Hamlets, Playing Up and Look Out, and is our largest collaboration to date.

Watch the artists in conversation

Siobhan McGrath, Engagement Producer at Artsadmin, hosts a conversation between artists Tarik Elmoutawakil, Ella Golt, Jacob V Joyce and Rudy Loewe about Arty Parties. The conversation spans the value of arts education, the politics of partying, making art with children and much more.

Jump to sections of their chat:
4:09 – What is Arty Parties?
16:23 – Hanging with the Kids
27:11 – Kids as Collaborators
31:14 – The Politics of the Party
38:15 – Intergenerational Play

Arty Parties is commissioned and produced by Artsadmin with support from Create To Connect > Create to Impact through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Date Title Venue City
6–13 December 2019 Monuments of Tower Hamlets St Botolph's without Aldgate London
16–17 June 2017 Andy Field: Lookout Secret location to be announced after booking (within walking distance of both Aldgate and Liverpool Street stations). London
person smiling pouring a fluorescent liquid
Tarik Elmoutawakil. Photo by Matthew Pountney