OSE associates Takeover: William Morris Gallery

Sunday 9 July 2017, 12-5pm

William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP

Create London has invited the OSE 2017 associates to take over the William Morris Gallery and garden for a day-long series of public workshops, as part of the Be Magnificent: Walthamstow School of Art 1957-1967 exhibition.

Taking inspiration from primary school shenanigans, the event will incorporate a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the school day schedule – featuring an assembly, classroom crafts and a school play.


12:00 – 1:00pm : School Assembly

A number of speakers will provide presentations and performative lectures, within a structure mimicking the familiar school assembly. We will seek to explore a variety of perspective in relation to alternative forms of art education.

Emma Gibson – The Art of Assembly: Drawing a Crowd

Shiri Shalmy – Antiuniversity : Self Organised Education

Eve Chabanon – Contexts for Gathering

Followed by an open discussion.

1:00 – 2:00pm : Lunch Time

2:00 – 4:00pm : Classroom Crafts

The Classroom Crafts workshop will offer participants the chance to create costumes, props and a set for a future ‘school play’. We will utilise kids crafts and take inspiration from the botanics of Morris’s prints, his socialist publications and the politics of plants.

4:00 – 5:00pm : School Play / Bunking Off

Embracing the awkward performativity of the school play and the defiant deviance of bunking off, we will enact a ‘school play’ in the grounds of the William Morris building. We will animate the costumes, props and a set created during the previous workshop.

Please note activities on the day will be drop in on a first-come-first-served basis. To guarantee a place there are a limited number of reserved places. Please book via Eventbrite.

Free, Ages 16+, materials provided, no experience necessary