Distorting the line: Globes, Maps and Movement workshop

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Saturday 27 May | Workshop 1: 10.30-1.15pm, Workshop 2: 1.45-4.30pm
Queen's House, The Undercroft, Great Hall
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Joins us at the Queen's House for a series of artist-led workshops using the historical collections to explore ideas of place, identity and time.

Have you ever wondered how maps are made? Fascinated by stories of voyages, maps and globes? Explore the various forms of mapping on display at the Queen’s House, and learn more about their social history, and effect on shaping our world.

Make your own kinetic device to animate your depictions of the globe, and explore the works on display at the Queen’s House, in this hands-on workshop.

Participants will use materials including wood, wire and paper to create hand propelled devices, whilst sharing knowledge about how maps help to create our worldview.

10 places are available for each workshop. The workshops are free, but booking is essential. 

About the artist

Savinder Bual’s work involves the creation of kinetic objects that can be activated by users to negotiate space and to question the mechanics of how moving image is constructed.

Her practice is driven by her fascination with the illusory qualities of cinema, using low-fi technologies to add movement to still images and commonplace materials. 

Bual aims to ignite an element of wonder in our experiences of the everyday.

Read more about Savinder Bual


This workship is part of the Unearthing series.

What hidden knowledge can we uncover if we think again about how history is recorded, and for whom?

What happens to our sense of place if we look at Britain’s maritime heritage from a range of different cultural perspectives? 

Unearthing is a series of artists’ interventions curated by artist, writer and independent curator Sonya Dyer. 

All workshops are free, but booking is essential. Refreshments will be provided.

Other events in the Unearthing series

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