Going Places Festival October 2019

Going Places was a series of workshops and events which took place at Cubitt and off-site in community and public spaces as part of a programme exploring engaged practice, delivered in partnership with All Change.
For more information on the programme download the festival here

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Image: Ania Bas

Still Life

Wednesday 2 Oct

Residents at Duval House hosted an afternoon of drawing and conversation with friends and members of the public. Visitors were invited to draw portraits and to sit for them with group members, accompanied by soundtrack devised by Mary, one of the residents. Ania Bas has been working with residents at Duval House for the past two years through a partnership developed with the Home Library Service.

 

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Image: Esther Collins

Artist in Time

Thursday 03 October

Chris Fite-Wassilak and artist Anne Tallentire talked through randomly-ordered images of artworks made throughout Anne’s career in making sculpture, performance and film work. Through playful discussion Anne and Chris took a non-linear look  at revolving themes and ideas over time.

Fite-Wassilak is the author of the forthcoming publication the Artist in Time (Bloomsbury, 2020), which features visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, dancers and writers from across the UK, including Tallentire alongside Frank Bowling, Wendy Cope, Ken Loach, Ralph Steadman and others.

Anne Tallentire is a London-based artist working with moving image, sculpture, installation, performance and photography, exploring the systems that control the built environment, affect displacement and shape the economics of labour. recent solo exhibitions include the Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, 2018, and a forthcoming exhibition at the MAC, Belfast, in August 2020.

 

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Image: Sadie Edginton

Block Party

Wednesday 09 October 4.30- 7.30pm

Both Cubitt and Going Places project partners All Change work regularly at The Mildmays- three Extra Care housing schemes located in the heart of Islington.  During this afternoon/ early evening event Sadie Edginton, who has a Cubitt Community Studio invited residents and members of the public to have tea and draw and collage together in a making/ talking session. Joshua Sofaer led performative tours of his studio and collection of cast noses. All Change artists Francesca Beard and Letitia Valverdes invited residents and visitors to a poetry and movement session, and residents, staff, artists and members of the public all danced together to All Change DJ Tony Nwachukwu.

 

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Image : Kadeem Oak

If We Speak of Remarkable Things

Wednesday 16 October

Nine artists: Ania Bas, Francesca Beard (All Change Associate Artist), Sadie Edginton, Hayley Harrison, Fox Irving, Benjamin A Owen, Charlene Sandy, Joshua Sofaer and Lucy Steggals talked about their commissioned work with older people in community or care settings. Audience members joined a discussion about why we work with older people, what the most urgent issues are in this realm of work and what we hope for in the future.

 

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Image: Charlene Sandy

Saturday Social

Saturday 19 October

Cubitt’s Saturday Socials group hosted a public event and workshop with Lucy Steggals in Studio 5 at Cubitt. The group displayed artworks made together over the past few months, and invited visitors to join them using oranges, pegs, eggs and Honesty to make individual and collaborative art works and share ideas.

 

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Image: Esther Collins

Collective Memory

Residents from Ash Court and Duval House (both sheltered accommodation sites) who have been working with Ania Bas for the past 3 years hosted a visit to Tate Britain open for members of the public. We had tea and cake, spent some time  in the William Blake exhibition and then worked with Ania to create Blake-inspired collage poems, using that day’s copies of The Metro.

Cubitt Education is part of an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. We work locally with schools, community centres and groups providing a diverse range of artist-led activities.

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