Award winning artist Tisna Westerhof is currently exhibiting her work called “Digest” in the Dutch Centre and will offer a fantastically fun Delft Blue painting&printmaking workshop on Sunday the 24th April , where tradition meets experimentation!
Creating your very own Delft Blue masterpiece, this workshop is aimed at 5-12 year olds and their families.
In this relaxed and creative workshop, kids and families are given the opportunity to work together with a practicing artist and learn new printmaking techniques using the Delft Blue Tile Tradition as a source point, exploring the themes of identity and belonging.
The workshop includes:
• Personal guided art tour by the artist
• tea or cold drinks with a typical Dutch bisquit
• screenprinting a Delft Tile
• designing and painting your own Delft blue plate
• learning about screenprinting, paint, mixing colours, the delft blue tradition, and using delft blue patterns and borders
• the workshop includes all materials
Time: 12.00 -14.30
In Digest, a series of paper plates decorated like Delftware with images from newspaper reports, Tisna offers a witty and poignant critique of the daily diet of violent and banal imagery served up in the Western media.
The accumulation of functional paper plates, rendered useless by painting, embodies the disposable nature of news media, where catastrophic events are thrown up in a moral panic and just as quickly forgotten.
Tisna responds to the loss of innocence by making something human and touching out of throwaway materials in what she describes as a process of cleansing and reclaiming. Through playful subversion Digest prompts us to ask, what are we being fed and, as we take it in, what do we become?
Exhibition will run till the 5th of May.
Tisna Westerhof is a London-based artist working across a range of media. She is co-founder and curator of Harts Lane Studios, an experimental project space in new Cross Gate. Born in the Netherlands in 1975, Tisna studied Printmaking at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and has an MA in Scenography from Central St Martins, London. Prizes include the Royal Dutch Printmaking and Siemens Art awards. Recent exhibitions include The London Group Centenary, Deptford X festival and Tamsyn Challenger’s 400 Women.
- Date: Sunday 24th of April 2016
- Time: 12.00 – 14.30
- Tickets: 5 pounds
- Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA