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Create Culture presents

Miniature Worlds: Families Workshop

Sunday 24 September

In a nutshell

Unlock your creative thinking using story-telling and illustration techniques in a fun family workshop to co-incide with the Bold- Graphic design from India exhibition.

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Participants will take inspiration from the principles of Indian miniature art traditions - reinterpreting these to create contemporary pieces with a focus on storytelling.

The workshop is run by two artists from the Kadak Collective - Akhila Krishnan and Janine Shroff and amalgamates the practices of the lead artists; Janine Shroff's work with intricate miniature worlds and Akhila Krishnan's work with story telling and comic books/zines. 

What to Expect

Pre-registered workshop - 10:30am
For 15 participants aged 8-11yrs and their families - please book your free place in advance.

Participants will first look at the idea of creating a large visual world which represents the world around them and then shift focus to smaller story telling vignettes within this world and gain a brief understanding of how these might be sequenced to tell a story. 

Open workshop - 12pm
Open to the public - no need to book

Participants will create small story vignettes that will then be combined to one large collaborative art piece. 

Who's Involved

Miniature Worlds is curated by Arpna Gupta, founder of Create Culture and Indian Design Platform and run by Akhila Krishnan and Janine Shroff.

Create Culture promotes designers, makers and master craftsmen through exhibitions, collaborative projects, design residencies and workshops – with a special focus on contemporary design from the Indian subcontinent. Indian Design Platform is an annual showcase of high-quality contemporary design from India organized by Create Culture.

Akhila graduated with an MA with distinction, from the Royal College of Art in London. Her practice moves between moving image, textiles and comic art, with a focus on story telling. She is a published illustrator and writer - who has worked with Random House, Penguin, Hindustan Times, LiveMint, Forbes Magazine and the Gaysi Zine. She has also exhibited in group shows in London, Germany,Mexico and India.

Janine Shroff completed an MA with distinction, from Central St. Martins in London and  BA at the Camberwell College of Art. She was short listed for the Mercury Art Prize in 2007 and has exhibited in group shows at the Maritime Museum and at the Mall Galleries. She works predominantly using mixed media, acrylics and ballpoint pens on heavy weight paper. Her early influences were miniature paintings and late 80's comic books like MAD magazine. 

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This event is wheelchair accessible.