Posts Tagged: Ikon Youth Programme

IYP Trip to the Sidney Nolan Trust

By Heather Thomas, Ikon Youth Programme member @hlouiset On 20 August, IYP were invited to visit the Sidney Nolan Trust for a day trip at The Rodd in Presteigne, Wales. On arriving I was immediately struck by how peaceful and still the environment felt; a perfectly welcoming place I was eager to learn about and… Read more »

Patrick Killoran’s Observation Deck – Feeling On Edge

By Pippa Davis, Ikon Youth Programme member There was something sinister about Patrick Killoran’s installation, Observation Deck (Birmingham). The white room I walked into contained what looked like a wooden stretcher in an asylum, with straps attached to pin down a writhing patient. Besides, the room is part of Ikon’s Tower Room, which stands as if it… Read more »

IYP Darkroom Workshop

By Saffiyah Khan, Ikon Youth Programme member In light of Janet Mendelsohn’s recent Varna Road exhibition, 12 members of the IYP (Ikon Youth Programme) took part in a darkroom workshop with film photographer, Effy Harle. The aim of the workshop was to experiment with 35mm film techniques used by Mendelsohn during the late 1960s. However,… Read more »

Exhibition review

By Carmen, Ikon Youth Programme member Set across three different rooms, the work of Dinh Q. Lê, Janet Mendelsohn and Kelly Mark is as diverse as it is connected. All three exhibitions focus on the contrasting relationship between the individual and the space they inhabit; whether this be natural, urban or psychological. Changing from a… Read more »

A Story of Black Country Voyages – cancelled

This event is cancelled – apologies for any inconvenience Free, suggested donation £2 Titford Pumphouse, Engine Street off Tat Bank Road, Oldbury B69 4NL Black Country Voyages is returning to Titford Pumphouse for an evening of talks by guest speakers including the Chairman of Tipton Civic Society, Keith Hodgkins; public speaker, writer, performer and radio broadcaster, Dr Brian Dakin (Billy Spakemon);… Read more »

Black Country Living Museum: Half Term Myths and Fables

Free, suggested donation £2 Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ Black Country Voyages is touring to the Black Country Living Museum to join a trail of activities for their Half Term Myths and Fables events. Discover the world of apothecary – sample the wares on board, drop in for creative workshops with the Ikon Youth Programme and at special times receive… Read more »

Stourbridge Navigation Trust Open Weekend

10am – 5pm Free, suggested donation £2 Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge DY8 4LU Join us for a weekend of drop in workshops in Stourbridge, with craft stalls, canal boat trips and demonstrations. Black Country Voyages (2014–2017) is an art programme for local people, involving members of the Ikon Youth Programme (IYP). It takes place on board a canal boat, generously… Read more »

Black Country Voyages at Birmingham Weekender

10am–4pm. Free, suggested donation £2 Brewmaster Bridge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2JB IYP (Ikon Youth Programme) take over the boat with performances from local young people on Saturday and drop in creative workshops on Sunday. Click here to download the Birmingham Weekender brochure. Black Country Voyages Black Country Voyages (2014–2017) is an art programme for local young people, aged 16–21 years… Read more »

Black Country Boating Festival

Bumblehole Conservation Group Visitor Centre, Windmill End, Netherton, Dudley DY2 9HU Free, suggested donation £2 Black Country Voyages tours to Netherton. Join us at this event for an informal afternoon of workshops, canal side entertainment and boat trips Black Country Voyages Black Country Voyages (2014–2017) is an art programme for local young people, aged 16–21 years old, involving members of… Read more »

Black Country Voyages at Pelsall North Common

Pelsall North Common, Wood Lane, Walsall WS3 5DZ Free, suggested donation £2 Black Country Voyages tours to Walsall for a one off event at Pelsall North Common. Join us for a free, family-friendly event exploring botanical themed arts and crafts including creative workshops, print making and walks. No need to book, open to all ages. Parking on… Read more »

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