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Aug 3 - Sep 24, 2017 to 12:00am talk/event
Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.
This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.
Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.
Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Upcoming family workshops:
Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September. 12-4pm.
Sunday 6 August 12-4pm: For our first InHouse family workshop alongside the Zadie Xa exhibition, join Ania Bas to face your fears and paint what frightens you most. Do you have a scary monster living in the basement of your house or behind the shed? You will have a chance to give it form, finally see it in daylight and conquer your fear. Who knows, you may even become friends.
Sunday 20 August 12-4pm: Ania Bas invites you to make lists of things you regret, want to forget or stop worrying about. The lists will form the inspiration for regret and forget poems that we will then write in this session. Have a go at a sonnet, a limerick, a haiku or free verse, and let go of memories you can’t stop fretting about.
Sunday 3 September 12-4pm: Do you own objects you don’t want or need? We all do. This session with Ania Bas will give you a chance to scrutinise your pockets and bags to create observational drawings of unwanted belongings. Take home a poster advertising your superfluous possessions.
Sunday 17 September 12-4pm: What are the things and situations you would rather forget? Join Ania Bas as we create lyrics to a brand new ‘Forget me now’ song. Choose your tune or compose a new one and write lyrics that help you let go. We will perform our work-in-progress in the gallery.
Sunday 24 September 12-4pm: Join Ania Bas at the project’s final event to create your own bespoke, loose-leaf publication, using copies of work generated throughout the project. Browse through all ‘regret-and-forget’ poems, ‘forget-me-now’ songs, unwanted stuff posters and scare paintings, and select what you wish to keep! Once your selection is ready you will have a chance to make your own cover and contents page and take your publication home. A copy of your cover and contents page will form part of the final display.
About the artist:
Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.
Free workshops with artist Ania Bas every other Sunday 12-4pm.

Jan 10 - Apr 1, 2018 to 12:00am talk/event
Open Wednesdays - Sundays 11 - 4pm
Alongside Sriwhana Spong’s exhibition, a hook but no fish, artists Rebecca Glover and Fritha Jenkins present ‘Sounding objects’. Drop in to the gallery’s Project Space during gallery opening hours to discover a landscape made from found objects and sculptures waiting to be tapped, rattled and played by visitors. Explore the sonic properties, voice and identity of the objects on display and use them to create your own soundscape. Experience sound in a fresh way after listening to a guided sound walk of the park and creating your own musical score using the sounds of the park.
Join us on 25 March as the project culminates in a final performance by the artists, working with all the sounds, surfaces and sculptures that have been developed and collected.
Sundays 14 January, 28 January, 11 February, 25 February, 11 March and a final performance on 25 March.
Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Rebecca Glover and Fritha Jenkins.
As part of the InHouse project, these workshops offer a range of activities for all ages, such as sculpture-making, performance games and recording techniques, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore listening, sound, objects and place.
Rebecca Glover works across the disciplines of installation, sound, sculpture and performance, exploring the relationship between the body and its environment. Rebecca is currently doing her postgraduate in Sound Arts at EPAS in Ghent where she is researching intimacy, acoustics of cavities and voice. She studied with Alt MFA (2013), Edinburgh College of Art (2009) and St Oswald’s School of Painting (2006). She is a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins and The Art Academy London. She was recently artist in residence at Florence Trust, London, recent presentations of work include Gouvernement (Ghent), Florence Trust, Hewing Whittare Project Space, Diaspore Space, SHELF Wales, Deptford X and for Radiophrenia at CCA Glasgow.
Fritha Jenkins is a multidisciplinary artist working across sculpture, performance, sound, music and video. Research interests include water, domestic labour, gender and found performance. They studied at Ruskin School of Art (2016), Goldsmiths College (2002), and with Alt MFA, a peer led DIY art school (2010 - ongoing) and are the current recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award at Chisenhale Artplace (2017/18). Exhibitions and performances have included; Toynbee studios, Artlicks, Chisenhale Dance Place, Modern Art Oxford, Guest Projects, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Supernormal Festival. Education, teaching and collaboration are integral to their practice and Fritha has taught and run projects in universities, hospitals, care homes, schools and theatres.
Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Free and no booking required.


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