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  • Tribes: Grayson Perry, Provincial Punk

    Client: Turner Contemporary In this workshop students responded to Grayson Perry’s exhibition Provincial Punk. Participants were challenged to translate the decorative slip and Sgraffito etched surfaces of Perry’s colourful ceramics. Using coloured face paint, props and experimental photographic lighting techniques the group worked to gather to create a series self portraits indicative their cultural tribe.    

    Ruff Plate Selfie’s

    Client: Turner Contemporary. Ruff Plate selfies was fun and lively a drop in family session, delivered over 2 days. The project engaged visitors with themes from the changing face of self-portraiture exhibition at Turner Contemporary. Taking inspiration from Vandykes self-portrait, participants were asked to develop their very own self 17th-century inspired self portrait. Using paper plates visitors created their very own self portrait mask, ready for a…

    I-Spy Island

    Client: Folkestone Triennial. Come along to a fun family workshop led by local artist Matt Rowe. I-spy Island workshop will explore the imaginary landscape of an I-spy Island.  Work together to create your own fresnel lantern and help to build a colourful collaborative Harbour Beacon sculpture inspired by the Triennial works of Alex Hartley and…

    Time Bleeds

    Client: Canterbery city festival, Time Bleeds. Guerilla filming, skills training, re-enactors, stylists, newspaper sellers, camera obscura,social media past and present are all elements under consideration for our ’experiment’ which will result in an installation, an intervention and an exhibition in Folkestone – all aimed at addressing our core question ‘what happens if we forget’- the lost…

    SkyFall Silhouettes

    Client: Folkestone Triennial. SkyFall Silhouettes, was a workshop held at Cherition primary School, for the 2014 t Folkestone Triennial. The session translated and engaged students with the theams of the the rootoftwo sculptural works. Light blast a chicken! In this photographic workshop led by artist Matt Rowe, participants will experiment with a variety of photographic and…

    Folk Deco Folkestone Artisans

    Client: Folkestone Triennial, SDC, Muff Architecture. As Part of the Folk Deco project Matt Rowe researched and documented the makers and artisans who created work in and around the Bradstone Road area. The images bellow explore the regional aesthetic of there work.

    Folk Deco Clay Workshops

    Client: Folkestone Triennial, SDC, Muff Architecture. Folk Deco working alongside the 2014 Folkestone Triennial Payers Park commission. Lead artists Matt Rowe and Lovisa Lindstrom   hosted a series of community workshops that engaged local residents with handmade decorative artefacts. Handmade objects were used as a focal point to stimulate an informal discussion surrounding the social and cultural value…

    Motion Blur

    Client: Turner Contemporary, Pembury Primary School. Students at Pembury Primary School in Tunbridge Wells used a specialist iPad photo application and lighting to capture moment and compositions inspired by the commonwealth games. The students at the school hare currently teaming up with a school in Uganda to do photography relating to the commonwealth games. The schools sessions  helped…

    Colour Volume

    Client: Turner Contemporary and Propellor Big Arts Day Colour Volume was a interactive photography and movement workshop developed for theINSPIRE Big Arts Day. The session worked with a number of schools including Mascalls, Hadlow, Broomhill Bank, New Ash Green, Aylesford and Hayesbrook School. The artists led activities  helped empower creative leadership amongst the young people in attendance. Colour Volume was part…

    Rosa Barba and Carl Andre

    Client: Turner Contemporary. This collaborative workshop led by artists Matt Rowe and Chris Paul Daniels introduced participants the works of Rita Rosa Barba/Carl Andre The results of the one day ‘Sixth Form Masterclass’ workshop at Tuner Contemporary on Friday 1st March 2013 between myself, Matt Rowe and local sixth formers. The sculptures were made in response to Carl Andre’s exhibition, whilst…