Consequences: Art and Activism in the Nuclear Age – Get Creative Workshop
Friday 2nd September 2022
1pm - 4pm, free entry. Register via eventbrite
Join us for a creative workshop led by artist Alena Rogozhkina as part of the exhibition Consequences. Art and Activism in the Nuclear Age Peace & Justice (Scotland) in partnership with the Edinburgh branch of the Association of the Ukrainians in Great Britain would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon of creativity as part of the exhibition Consequences. Art and Activism in the Nuclear Age.
1pm Enjoy a special preview of the exhibition in the Main Hall, the Cutting and Music Rooms of the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in the presence of the exhibiting artist Alena Rogozhkina – one of the 20 artists featured in Consequences
1.30pm Take your seat in the Rehearsal Studio for the creative workshop led by the artist Alena Rogozhkina. Explore how our different sources of inspiration such as photographs, poetry, and found text fragments can be brought to life into a series of visual postcards. Consider how to use composition and collage to create a unique message and develop a sense of connection.
The workshop is free and open to anyone aged over 18 years. No previous art experience is required. Limited to 16 participants, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The award-winning Out of the Blue Cafe is open for refreshments during the workshop break.
About Alena Rogozhkina
An Ukrainian-born Scottish artist who loves experimenting with colour and texture whilst bringing conflicting, often recycled, materials together to discover their unfulfilled potential. She works with a range of media including sculpture, photography, painting, moving image and printmaking. Alena strongly believes in art as a powerful tool that we can use to drive social change, rebuild trust, and infuse optimism into our communities.
Alena’s work Rust in Time is the first public exhibition presentation of hers as part of Consequences. Initially, it was exhibited at Alena’s Degree Show at Edinburgh’s Leith School of Art for which the artist won Outstanding Contemporary Art Practice Award. Alena also contributed to the poetry readings as part of our Consequences exhibition launch on 19 August 2022.
Further details: alenarogozhkina.com
About Consequences. Art and Activism in the Nuclear Age
The exhibition runs 16 August – 3 September 2022 at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall. Free and open to all daily Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm (except Saturday 27 August 2022). It presents a curated selection of over 20 artist’s films, photography, works on paper, sound art, inflatable sculptures and poetry by 20 Scottish and international artists, including Alena Rogozhkina.
The Consequences exhibition is the culmination of Peace Cranes – a project exploring the twin existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change. Initiated and produced by Peace & Justice (Scotland), the Peace Cranes project is curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Heather Kiernan since 2020 through a series of contemporary art exhibitions and events about peace, people and planet, held across Edinburgh.
“Very sobering, thought-provoking exhibition. I will be returning to take more in and reflect.” Rachel Hosker, University of Edinburgh
Do join us for an afternoon of music, film and art as part of the exhibition finissage of Consequences on 3 September 2022 1-4pm. It is free and open to all but Eventbrite registration is required.
Further details: linktr.ee/peacecranes
Peace & Justice (Scotland) is a national organisation established in 1980, creating culture of peace across Scotland. One of the Scottish ICAN partner organisation, committed to the prohibition and elimination of all nuclear weapons globally. Registered Scottish Charity SC 026864
Further details: peaceandjustice.org.uk
The Edinburgh branch of the Association of the Ukrainians in Great Britain, also known as the Edinburgh Ukrainian Club is a community hub in the heart of Edinburgh set up to promote Ukrainian culture.
Further details: facebook.com/EdinburghUkrainianClub