William Kentridge Political Printmaking Workshop
A second printmaking workshop which ran alongside Peninsula Arts William Kentridge Exhibition was with year 7s from across Plymouth and again working with Claire Gladstone. A printmaker who uses her photographs as a starting point for the political commentary in her work.
Details about this workshop
- Peninsular Arts Outreach workshop - Politics in Print
- Univeristy of Plymouth
- Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA
- 2 hours
- 18-24 Students
- Claire Gladstone - Claire Gladstone Artist
Her work is concerned with the traces we leave behind, with fragments of memories and how we remember. Recently she explored Pripyat in the Chernobyl exclusion zone – using entrances, objects and the nature that has reclaimed the land to convey regeneration and hope.
The concept of a political voice was explored by students having walked around the exhibition in Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University Campus. A session with with the curator ‘Nadia’ who gave the students an idea of the political climate in which William Kentridge had produced the prints. It was again a fascinating talk and I enjoyed a second opportunity to visit the exhibition.
Students found inspiration for their motifs from current newspaper and magazines which I provided. Working from Styrofoam and direct mono printing many interesting topics were covered. We also managed to create pin badges from a section of each of their prints to take home along with their prints. Sadly I cant find the photos of their badges at the moment.