‘Deep Time in Rock’
Artist Residency Programme with Workshops Schedule below
13 – 19 August
|Staff from Armagh Plenetarium have worked in partnership with artists from Seacourt Print Workshop to explore Deep Time through the extensive fossil records at the Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust Community Stone Workspace.
(a small ‘proof’printing press will be availbe during the workhops – the photograph here is illustartive only of printing etchings using a roller press)
|From Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th of August visitors can learn about the science of Deep Time from the Planetarium’s Director, Tom Mason.Visitors can also observe and interact with the artists as they explore the site to find inspiration for their artworks. This is a unique opportunity to experience at first hand the creative process.|
|Through their exploration and experimentation the artists will devise printmaking and sculpture workshops that will give an insight into how the fossil records were formed.The workshops are suitable for young people and adults (10 yrs upwards).
Old clothes are advisable.
|A talk on this project will be given on Thursday 16th at 7.30pm by Armagh Planetarium Director, Tom Mason and the participating artists from Seacourt Print Workshop.Armagh Planetarium is a world-renowned astronomical educational establishment based in Northern Ireland.
Seacourt Print Workshop is an internationally recognised fine-art printmaking resource that focuses on professional development, education and research into safer print processes.
|Day||Time||Workshops and Talks||Artist||Geologist|
|Mon 13 Aug||10.00 – 4.00pm||Deep Time – from Stardust to lifeforms (informal talks)||meet artists||Dr Tom Mason|
|Tues 14 Aug||10.00 – 4.00pm||Deep Time – from Stardust to lifeforms (informal talks)||meet artists||Dr Tom Mason|
|Wed 15 Aug||10.00 – 4.00pm||Deep Time – from Stardust to life forms (informal talks)||meet artists||Dr Tom Mason|
|Thur 16 Aug||1.30 – 2.30pm||Printmaking||Robert Peters Altea Grau|
|Thur 16 Aug||1.30 – 2.30pm||Sculpture||Ned Jackson Smyth and Angela George|
|Thur 16 Aug||7.30 – 9.30pm||Artist & Geologist Talk||All||Dr Tom Mason|
|Fri 17 Aug||10.00 – 12.00 noon||Printmaking||Robert Peters Altea Grau|
|Fri 17 Aug||10.00 – 12.00 noon||Sculpture||Ned Jackson Smyth and Angela George|
|Note: There is a nominal charge of £5 to cover cost of printmaking materials, clay and stone during workshops. Places are limited to 10. To prebook call 01305 826736|