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Sat, 13 May


Birnam Arts

Safety Mapping Workshop

Drop-in workshop

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Safety Mapping Workshop
Safety Mapping Workshop

Time & Location

13 May 2023, 14:00 – 16:00

Birnam Arts, Station Rd, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0DS, UK

About the Event

Set within the Safety Mapping exhibition, artists Anna Kelso and Helen O’Brien will lead a workshop which seeks to ask participants ‘What does safety mean to you?’. Using both collage and mark making this workshop encourages visitors to explore and examine their feelings of safety as they consider the journeys through their day, or their life more generally. We welcome participants of all ages to contribute to this community project and through the actions of drawing, cutting and sticking we aim to provide a creative space for visitors to reflect on their physical and emotional feelings of safety within their lived experience.

About the artists:

Anna Kelso is an artist and designer who creates conceptual illustrations with a sharp, graphic yet feminine style. She draws inspiration from music, literature, religious iconography, the psyche and weird nature. With commissions from industries as diverse as music, hospitality, performing arts as well as many private commissions she has developed a successful client-illustrator dialogue. Her work has been described as “treading the line between beautiful and unsettling in the most delicious way” (Lynne Campbell, client). At first glance, Anna’s illustrations are accessible, yet they invite the viewer to give them, and the content they support, deeper thought.

Helen O’Brien is a visual artist and maker who sees the creative potential in materials, ideas and people. Helen values the experience of hands-on making to inform and understand what she creates and sees this as an ongoing dialogue with materials and processes. This way of working also relates to her experience as an arts coordinator organising, co-curating and facilitating creative projects with children, young people and communities.

This is a drop-in event.

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