Rosemary is part of our team at Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon. She’s picked out our first ‘Chelsea Summer Selection’ of Insights articles.
Here’s a few words about why she selected these articles which may inspire you leading up to or during Chelsea’s Insights Summer Schools:
Themes/Identity: Using identity as a tool for creativity
Being aware of our own identities and intersectionalities, can be pivotal in making unique and individual creative works; this is what makes portfolios special to the person creating them. There’s some great examples in this article.
Video Picks: Grace Wales-Bonner
Graces Wales Bonner’s exhibition at the Serpentine showed how far-reaching creative disciplines can be; for example, finding out that as a fine artist it is completely valid to be inspired by fashion is freeing and important to how multidisciplinary* we encourage our students to be.
*multidisciplinary – A multidisciplinary artist describes one who uses a range of materials and processes within their creativity.
How To/Source: Access art in London- Alternative archives
One of our favourite bits of feedback from our summer schools last year was how much the students enjoyed visiting archives and special collections to be inspired to create their works. Here’s a few suggestions to seek out.
Video Picks: John Akomfrah- Why history matters
John Akomfrah is one of the artists we have chosen to look at during our Summer School because of his substantial body of outstanding work dealing with issues of migration, racism and religious persecution. A key theme throughout our Summer Schools at CCW this year is to look at how art-making and design can be created through a lens of social conscience; what can we say through our creativity?
Themes/Identity: Design and architecture collectives
As well as encouraging students to express themselves, our Interior and Spatial Design Summer School is centred around using design for helping people. Nick Green the author of this article will be teaching on this programme so check out his article on how creatives collaborate to make work.
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