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Date updated: 5/21/2021

Supported by The Aldgate BID, the City of London Corporation Cultural Services team are working with Sculpture in the City on an exciting new public art project for Aldgate Square.

We are looking for members of the Aldgate and Portsoken community to take part in a number of workshops as part of the development of 2 new pieces of sculpture that will be going into Aldgate Square in 2022 and 2023. 5 artists have 5 different ideas for the sculptures, and they want to learn more about the communities in this area to help develop these ideas.

 

Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block), Jyll Bradley, Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin
Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block), Jyll Bradley, Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin

When and where

The workshops will take place in June at Toynebee Hall and will be socially distanced and completely Covid-safe. If you’re not able to attend in person but would still like to take part, please do get in touch.

What will I be doing?

The workshops will involve a range of different activities, from storytelling and discussion to body casting and crafting. You will have a choice of the sort of workshop that you would like to join.

Workshop details:

Jocelyn McGregor: Thursday 17 June, 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Try your hand at body casting and temporarily ‘install’ your mini sculpture in Aldgate Square. An opportunity to explore out relationship with the natural world through a creative activity.

Christina Peake: Saturday 19 June, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Make a ‘relic’ using clay and mixed materials, inspired by stories shared by the group. Meet others in the community and get creative together.

Byron Kalomamas: Monday 21 June, 4pm - 6pm

Explore and discuss your feelings about the local area through a number of fun activities. An opportunity to meet others in the community and share ideas in a creative environment.

Emii Alrai: Wednesday 23 June, 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Get creative using sketching and clay modelling, inspired by stories shared about the local area and personal histories. Come away with your own vessel, which you can even try your hand at gilding!

Get Involved
The Spectacle, Jonathan Trayte, Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin
The Spectacle, Jonathan Trayte, Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin