World Reimagined 
Created by Esther Adesigbin, Hannah Littlejones and OG Education

  'The World Reimagined is a ground-breaking, national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us.'

As part of this project the October Gallery has collaborated with two local schools, Torriano Primary School and Brecknock Primary School with our fabulous artist educators Esther Adesigbin and Hannah Littlejones

The Project

Schools began with art workshops based at the October gallery; the workshops offered a new and exciting opportunity for students to make artwork in a gallery setting inspired by the exhibition ‘Jonkonnu Masquerade’ by contemporary artist Sokari Douglas Camp.  

 

After the gallery visits every student took part in art workshops delivered in school by October Gallery Education  artists Esther Adesigbin and Hannah Littlejones.

 

Torriano Primary: 

‘In developing art workshops for the ‘World Reimagined’ project we wanted to ensure that our love of diverse material making was shared with the students.  Using traditional and contemporary techniques the children created Adire cloth panels, Ankara wax resist ‘sails’, painted portraits, and assembled decorated recycled metal into a sculptural ‘garland’. 

We explored the work of four international artists, Sokari Douglas Camp, Julien Singozan, Alexis Peskine, and El Anatsu, all represented by the October Gallery.  The broad range of making styles and personal expression exhibited by these artists helped us to expand our creative thinking when responding to the themes of Mother Africa, Stolen Legacy: The Rebirth of a Nation, Expanding Soul, and Reimagine the Future.

For us it has been a joy to work with children on this wonderful and necessary project whose themes speak to the heart of our art education practice at October Gallery.”

Esther Adesigbin

October Education Programme Facilitator

Brecknock Primary School:

 

‘In developing art workshops for the ‘World Reimagined’ project we wanted to ensure that our love of diverse material making was shared with the students.  Using traditional and contemporary techniques the children created Adire cloth panels, Ankara wax resist ‘sails’, painted portraits, and assembled decorated recycled metal into a sculptural ‘garland’.

We explored the work of three international artists,Sokari Douglas Camp, Julien Singozan, and El Anatsu, all represented by the October Gallery. The broad range of making styles and personal expression exhibited by these artists helped us to expand ourcreative thinking when responding to the themes of Mother Africa, Stolen Legacy: The Rebirth of a Nation, Expanding Soul, and Reimagine the Future.

For us it has been a joy to work with children on this wonderful and necessary project whose themes speak to the heart of our art education practice at October Gallery.”

Esther Adesigbin

October Education Programme Facilitator