8 July - 10 August 2013
James Hockey & Foyer Galleries, UCA Farnham
Private View: Friday 12 July, 6-8pm
STEAM is a project which will culminate in an exhibition at the James Hockey & Foyer Galleries, University for the Creative Arts Farnham, from 8 July to 10 August 2013. Devised and planned by artists Nickova Behling and Michael Corlett, STEAM will explore the role and work of artists who facilitate creative opportunities for people coping with a range of difficulties including learning and mental health.
STEAM focuses on the reciprocal influence between facilitating work and personal practice: how we influence the creativity of those who attend our workshops and how they influence ours. The project also aims to promote inclusive approaches to engaging people with difficulties and disabilities in the visual arts. The exhibition will include work by four artist-facilitators as well as by participants. An accompanying seminar and practical workshops will be open to the general public.
The mono-printing workshops, fully accessible for people with multiple needs, are free of charge and take place in the gallery on Saturday 20 & 27 July. Running from 11am -3pm, each workshop will be on a drop-in basis, so participants can join in the workshop at any point and for whatever length of time. With support from the artists, participants will work both individually and collaboratively and create a giant mono-print using a real steam roller.
A public seminar will be held free of charge in the Galleries on Tuesday 16 July from 7 - 9 pm. All contributing artists will give visual presentations and engage in discussion with the public about their work and approach to facilitating creativity in others.
The targeted audience includes people with special needs and mental health issues, their carers and families as well as artists and other professionals.
The James Hockey & Foyer Galleries are public Higher Education exhibition spaces and form an integral part of the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.
Kind thanks to the supporters and sponsors of the project; Artahead, Arts Council England, Grace Eyre, Surrey County Council and Waverley Borough Council.
James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham
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