W.I.P (pronounced "whip") presents a series of works by 1st year MFA candidates for our first show of the year at 611 Alexander Visual Art Studios in the Downtown East Side. An interdisciplinary group, the cohorts expertise varies from sound and music to visual and performance art. The WIP is a constructive space where artists are seeking to investigate diverse possibilities in the next steps of their creative practices. WIP is a presentation opportunity, where artists are exploring and spatializing their works in relation to other artists. Exhibiting Artists include: Amy Wilson, Jessica McMann, George Rahi, Alex Klinke, Graeme Whan, Minahil Bukhari, Jennifer Anderson and Brian Postalian.
AWA's Learning Programme for 2017 launched in March with the start of our Spring Workshops Season.
Our Spring Season Workshops are inspired by the Earth Charter, a universal expression of ethical principles to foster a more sustainable future. As part of our learning programme these workshops will be the first in a series which will introduce students aged 5 -11 to key Ecoliteracy concepts through placed based learning adventures. AWA is delighted to be partnering with Isle of Gigha Primary School to facilitate the start of this new workshop series.
Our first workshop introduced the process of decomposition to students through a costal Litter Hunt and a group drawing session. The second half of this workshop explored plastics in the marine environment through global and local case studies and the creation of collage works by students.
Our Systems Thinking Workshop centred around a coastal expedition where students identified and gathered living things. Group drawings at our beach lab introduced the concept of ecosystems and gave the opportunity for students to express and explore the relationships between living things, their environment and human beings. A huge thank you to Amrutha Krishna R, Annabelle Action-Bond, Victor Okechukwu from Earth Charter International's Ethics, Leadership and Sustainability Programme 2017 and Sarah Dobson from Earth Charter International for their input and support for this workshop.
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The Isle of Gigha is the most southerly of the Hebridean Islands and one of the most beautiful in Scotland. Community owned, Gigha is 7 miles long by a mile+half wide and is home to a growing community of over 200 people.
AWA is happy to announce a new partnership with Gigha Primary School. Up and coming in 2017 I will be supporting their path to becoming an Eco School and Rights Respecting School and contribute to their community outreach, which aims to place Education for Sustainable Development at the centre of their work. My work on Gigha will seek to connect their children and youth to communities living in other Island contexts around the world. I will be offering Human Rights Education and opportunities for the community to creatively investigate their environment and the current environment issues that affect their lives.