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Arnolfini - est 1961

FREE, no need to book, just drop in (donations welcome)

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th February 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Join Let’s Make Art this February half term where we’re going to be focusing on collections and printing organic patterns in relation to Elias Sime’s work.

Families will be able to:

  • make their own printing blocks and add colour and Zoma inspired pattern to black and white A3 posters of the Arnolfini 
  • add their own collections with Furby coloured pencils to A0 posters of a curiosity cabinet on the wall. 
  • print with collections of found objects 
  • explore the patterns made by collections of highly textured found objects by making rubbings 

Elias Sime is known for his intricate artworks made from everyday objects. These objects are carefully chosen and collected over years. Elias is interested in the time it takes to collect, store and make the artworks as well as the previous lives the objects have had and the communications they’ve carried. 

One special place Elias goes to find and collect materials for his art is the Menalesh Tera Market in Addis Ababa. Menalesh Tera translates as ‘What do you have?’ Let’s Make Art also have a special place they visit to find interesting objects and collections for their workshops, The Children’s Scrapstore in Bristol. Alice and Karen like the way they never know what they will find and how what they find dictates what is made. 

Join Let’s Make Art this half term in a joyful celebration of collecting and collections, printing and drawing inspired by Elias Sime’s processes”

Creativity-proof clothing advisable!

About the Artist

artist Elias Sime sits at a table, head down, concentrating on the creative activity in front of him on a table.

Elias Sime

Elias Sime (born 1968 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) has exhibited extensively around the world.

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