Inside Out: Youth Arts Workshop at The Heong Gallery, Cambridge

Saturday, 20 August 2016 from 11:00 to 13:00

Get creative while exploring this intriguing exhibition by artist Ai Weiwei.

Make your own art cubes with artists Hideki Arichi and Sarah-Cate Blake.

Suitable for 13–18 yrs.

£3, includes all materials

Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is a Chinese artist and activist who lives and works in Berlin and Beijing. After attending Beijing Film Academy, he moved to New York, where he lived between 1981 and 1993. Since his installation Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern six years ago, Ai Weiwei has been the focus of several displays in British institutions. Most notably, his exhibition at the Royal Academy last October was hailed as ‘the cultural phenomenon of the year’. Other major solo exhibitions include the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2012) and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2009). Architectural collaborations include the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Stadium, with Herzog and de Meuron. In 2007 he brought 1,001 Chinese citizens to the German town of Kassel as part of his work for documenta 12, entitled Fairytale. He is one of the leading cultural figures of his generation and consistently places himself at risk to effect social change and encourage free speech. Most recently, he has been working with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Saturday, 20 August 2016 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST) – Add to Calendar Where The Heong Gallery – Downing College Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ – View Map

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Drawing and painting gardens, trees


We enjoyed a Saturday morning in the sun at the university Botanic Gardens, a real treat. Starting to explore drawing trees through observing and drawing in line, tone and texture. Being aware of the structure and form of individual trees, the negative spaces created by branches and shadows. Then understanding the weight of these immense trees through the use of tone and trying to understand the forces the tree uses to stay upright through complex branch growth. Considering the networks of roots spreading through the earth and rooting our drawn trees onto the paper. Thanks to Sam, kelly, George, Cathy and Lynn for these beautiful drawings.

Painting Class, Trees, Flowers and Gardens

Saturday 23 July 11.00 – 13.00

A tutored painting and drawing workshop for adults who enjoy art but would like a little help! This friendly group have been meeting since 2012 and enjoy painting in watercolour and acrylic and drawing in pencils and pastels. Our theme this month is Trees, Flowers and Gardens and as the weather is so lovely I’m sure it will be a beautiful session. Look forward to meeting you!

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Paris – Day 2


Waking up late on Saturday morning, we tucked into our lovely continental breakfast before stumbling out into the lazy Parisian bustle, setting our sights loosely on the Louvre museum.

The city is still on the highest of alerts following attacks in the last year. Over the last couple of days, we have grown used to the sight of police vans on every corner, and officers armed with semi-automatic rifles guarding the most popular tourist spots. However, approaching the Seine from the south, we encountered seven large security vehicles parked in a row, and a camouflage Jeep filled with soldiers. What could possibly be happening?

Gay Pride, of course!

Despite the excitement, we quickly found the atmosphere slightly claustrophobic (plus, it was difficult to see anything) and eventually managed to cross le Pont des Arts to reach the Louvre.
The museum was truly glorious – there is a reason why it…

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