Exhibition and Book Launch
Monday 27 June 2011, 4-8pm
Exhibition continues Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 June, 12-4pm
Commissioned by 25sg
Now available online from http://www.gofundme.com/support25sg
Only £8! All proceeds go to support the programme of artists residencies, workshops, discussions and live events at 25sg.
You are invited to 25sg to view an exhibition produced in collaboration with pupils from Hotspur Primary School and artist Thomas Whittle. The exhibition marks the launch of a special limited edition, Colour this Book, the first children’s publication by Thomas Whittle and produced with the pupils from the school.
Thomas Whittle led a series of exciting drawing and colouring workshops with a hundred and thirty-one children at Hotspur Primary School to produce imaginative illustrations for a unique book inspired by birds. This new endeavour began with a visit to the school from Wych Elm Falconry where the children met Fain the Raven, Torr the Harris Hawk and Duma the Eagle Owl and created drawings of the birds. In subsequent workshops, Whittle and the children have transformed their artwork into colourful imagery in Colour this Book to be presented in the exhibition at 25sg on Monday 27 June – Wednesday 29 June 2011. While Whittle’s work is known for its naïve and child like, investigative approach, in Colour this Book, he combines his fascination with children’s drawings and his passion for colour.
This is a must-have publication for art lovers, adults and children alike. Colour this Book will be on sale for a special price at the exhibition and book launch at 25sg on Monday 27 June, 4-8pm. It will also be available online at the normal price of £8 from the 25sg GoFundMe site http://www.gofundme.com/support25sg
We look forward to seeing you at 25sg!
25 Stratford Grove, Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE6 5AT