Events

JUNE 2018

Art, Materiality & Representation conference
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June at the SOAS Senate House Cloisters
Royal Anthropological Institute, The British Museum & SOAS, University of London are hosting the conference and accompanying exhibition, Stories in the Making where I will be exhibiting an installation piece, High Water Mark (2018)

Introduction to Cyanotypes – Basement at Bunyan Wednesday Workshops
Wednesday 13th June 2018, 10am – 12pm
Basement @ Bunyan, John Bunyan Meeting House & Museum, Bedford, MK40 3EU

Learn how to create atmospheric cyanotype prints from the plants growing in the beautiful museum garden. This is an opportunity to create some simple, yet effective work focusing on form and pattern. I use this primitive photography technique to create cyanotype prints using the objects I find on the tideline, but equally have fun working with natural shapes too.

£5 per person including materials. To book, please email Anne-Marie Stijelja – amstijelja@btinternet.com

 

World Oceans Day at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Friday Saturday 9th June, 2018

Museum of the Future educational workshop, image courtesy of Cat Lane and BedPop for British Science Week, 2018
Museum of the Future educational workshop, image courtesy of Cat Lane and BedPop for British Science Week, 2018

This year, I am delighted to be spending World Oceans Day at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. My Museum of the Future installation will be on show on Saturday 9th June so why not grab one of our worksheets and explore hundreds of plastic objects that have been collected on the UK coastline. The event is free and suitable for all ages.

Flotsam Weaving – Basement at Bunyan Wednesday Workshop

Wednesday 13th June 2018, 10am – 12pm
Basement @ Bunyan, John Bunyan Meeting House & Museum, Bedford, MK40 3EU

An opportunity to experiment with weaving found objects using Jo’s unique ‘flotsam weaving’ technique. An ideal introduction to weaving and learning to work with a wide range of materials.

Cornish Blue (2014) Jo Atherton
Cornish Blue (2014) Jo Atherton

£5 per person including materials

To book, please email Anne-Marie Stijelja – amstijelja@btinternet.com

AUGUST 2018

Weaving Flotsam Fish at the Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London
4th – 5th August 2018

I am excited to have been invited back to the Cutty Sark in London to run another weaving workshop directly beneath the hull of this iconic ship. Flotsam Fish workshops will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018 and will be free with entry to the Museum. We’ll be weaving a shoal of fish using ghost nets, marine plastics and other weird and wonderful finds from the UK coastline. More details to be shared here as they become available.

Flotsam Weaving workshop beneath the Cutty Sark, 2017
Flotsam Weaving workshop beneath the Cutty Sark, 2017
Flotsam Weaving workshop beneath the Cutty Sark, 2017
Flotsam Weaving workshop beneath the Cutty Sark, 2017

PetroCultures 2018
29th August – 1st September 2018

PetroCultures is an academic conference taking place at the University of Glasgow this year. It is a research group whose aim is to support, produce, and distribute research related to the social, cultural and political implications of oil and energy use on individuals, communities, and societies around the world. Details to be shared once arrangements are confirmed.