War on War Room

Based at: 
St James Shopping Centre

1 - 31 August 2015

The artists, kennardphillipps, are looking for community groups of all kinds who would like to participate and make use of the War On War Room in the St James Shopping Centre during August 2015.

The aim of the War On War Room is to work with people of all ages and backgrounds to show that art can be used to express both personal and socio/political feelings and beliefs through the use of everyday materials. Reconfiguring the images seen everyday online, in print and on the street, ripping them from their original contexts and thereby taking ownership of these images rather than merely consuming them, the artists demonstrate that everybody can stamp their own perspectives on found material

This is a D.I.Y workshop that doesn't require participants to have specific skills in art. We will facilitate participants to express their concerns through visually connecting photographs and scanned material. There will be a large format digital printer to turn the work into poster size images, flatbed scanners to scan objects and personal material, digital cameras for portrait work and magazines to cut up.

Each group is encouraged to consider their concerns as a community or as an individual, to be expressed visually through making artworks ranging from montage, posters, subverted adverts, performance installations – basically putting yourself in the picture. The workshop will be a space where our relationship to the world can be explored through everyday materials, images and debate. The resulting work will be shown together both in the workshop and in local public spaces.

All materials will be provided for you to make photomontage, construction, drawing and digital photography.

Participating groups can use the workshop for 1 to 3 days, from 10am-4pm between 1 - 31 August 2015.

If you are part of a group and interested in participating get in touch with Claire - engagement@stills.org, or call 0131 622 6200.