Children’s Art Week

Half Moon Theatre recently celebrated Children’s Art Week, which this year ran across three weeks from Monday 29 June to Sunday 19 July 2020. You can still take part in these activities, even though the dates have passed.

As our gallery is presently closed, for each week of Children’s Art Week, we highlighted a different exhibition from our archive which connects with the theme of that week. Take a look at the images from the exhibition and complete our Gallery Trail. You can also access videos of the artist speaking about their work and how they create it.

These online exhibitions were another strand of online work from Half Moon Theatre that ran alongside our Half Moon Theatre Live videos of family theatre. There were 11 shows available which were online at www.halfmoon.org.uk/live until Sunday 19th July, alongside access to backstage interviews, production photos and information about how the shows were created.

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Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported in 2020 by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation.

 

Week 1, 29 June: The Natural World

Halfway Home by Georgie Fay

Image by Georgie Fay

A thought-provoking collection of photographs and prints that explored the notion of home and the everyday journeys we make, which are often taken for granted. Halfway Home contained striking observations of place and space by London-based artist Georgie Fay. 

 

ACCESS THE EXHIBITION

On the Exhibition page, you can read about the Exhibition, watch videos by the artist. You can then download the Gallery Trail and complete it by looking at the images of all of the pictures from the Exhibition (found at the bottom of the page).

 

Week 2, 6 July: Connecting across generations

A Stitch in Time by Deborah Andrews

Children's Cake, by Deborah AndrewsA delightful collection of intricate machine embroidered works, etchings and digital prints made from observational drawings, that invited you to delight in happy memories of childhood, from exploring at the beach and digging in the garden, to quietly reading or devouring teatime treats.

A figure, particularly that of a child, is often featured in Deborah’s work, adding to the viewers’ sense of times past and recalling the viewers’ own memories of childhood. 

 

ACCESS THE EXHIBITION 

On the Exhibition page, you can read about the Exhibition, watch videos by the artist. You can then download the Gallery Trail and complete it by looking at the images of all of the pictures from the Exhibition (found at the bottom of the page).

 

Week 3, 13 July: Literacy and creative writing

Picture, Letter by Jenny Wright

Z is for Zzz, by Jenny WrightLondon based artist Jenny Wright offered a playful and contemporary reflection upon the image as language. Using her obsession with emoji and their expressive capabilities without the need for words, Picture, Letter showed how these popular images can say one or several things simultaneously, simply through the looks of their faces.

 

 

ACCESS THE EXHIBITION

On the Exhibition page, you can read about the Exhibition, watch videos by the artist. You can then download the Gallery Trail and complete it by looking at the images of all of the pictures from the Exhibition (found at the bottom of the page).