CJ holds his placard from a workshop at Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol, June 2023.

FREE Teacher CPD
Activist Photography

Tuesday 12 March 2024. Free

Session 1: Primary & SEND teachers – 10am – 12.30pm

Session 2: Secondary teachers/FE & HE tutors – 1 – 3.30pm

Join Learning & Engagement Manager, Alex Jolly and Artist, Trixie Suen for a guided tour of two exciting exhibitions: The World That Belongs To Us and The Magic Money Tree.

Explore the work of artists from South Asian diasporas of the UK, Canada and USA, Sunil Gupta, Charan Singh, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and Pamila Matharu, and the photographs of Scottish artist Kirsty Mackay, made in collaboration with children and families around the UK.

Write your own activist slogans and protest banners on themes important to you (or your students) then create photographs considering composition, background, and lighting with support and guidance from Trixie. Explore basic editing techniques and take away a print of your photograph.

Learn top tips and basic photographic processes for engaging students at all levels of study.

Participants must bring a smart phone to the workshop.

Take some time out from teaching to look, learn, extend your knowledge of contemporary art, develop your digital making skills, play, experiment, and create artwork to inspire your students!

The World That Belongs To Us runs until 9 June and The Magic Money Tree runs until 14 July. We hope you will bring along your students to explore the exhibitions independently, or for a workshop.

Book now! Places limited. Email: alex.jolly@walsall.gov.uk