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Towner’s Art School

12th Feb 2019

Towner Art Gallerys new Art School launches on 16 February. This exciting new programme, based in their ground floor studios, will build on Towner’s current Learning programme’s wide ranging relationships with schools, colleges, universities and public services, to create a wider range of events and activities for all ages including artist residencies, talks, events and a summer holiday programme.

This month’s Art School events include ‘The Weather Report‘, a week of free, drop-in workshops for all ages at half term. These interactive immersive digital art and material reuse workshops are run by Exploring Senses in response to The Weather Garden exhibition. This residency takes place from 19 to 24 February. No booking required.

Following on from this, opening on 26 February, Charlotte Vincent’s multi-layered film installation Virgin Territory* takes an uncompromising look at our hyper-sexualised digital culture and its impact on girls and young women growing up today. Described by The Guardian as a ‘brave and unnerving exploration’, Virgin Territory is performed by four children aged 12 to 14 and four adults, with real-life testimonies, stunning cinematography and bold performances.

*Adult supervision for under 14s is advised, as Virgin Territory contains themes that some people may find upsetting.

Image: Towner Art Gallery. Photo: Phil Burrowes.

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