LONDON.- Frieze Art Fair
announced today the details of the Frieze Education Programme 2009 which will be held in the Deutsche Bank Education Space. Frieze Art Fair continues its relationship with ReachOutRCA at the Royal College of Art to create the programme for the second year running.
Aiming to establish a strong legacy for the children and young people that take part, ReachOutRCA provides a highly ambitious, imaginative and critical exploration of Frieze Art Fair. Working with students from four inner-London schools, the Frieze Education Programme 2009 concentrates on sculpture and Frieze Projects at Frieze Art Fair, exploring them in their different manifestations.
Encompassing workshops for schools, a weekend public programme, a young persons printed guide to Frieze Art Fair and an online resource, This Is Yours provides an exciting scheme that allows participants to take ownership of their cultural experiences, making learning about art more meaningful and fun.
Two RCA sculpture alumni will lead two schools groups, each using their own approach to their work as a starting point. Nicolas Deshayes will focus on the readymade, giving students the experience of making a proposal for a public sculpture. Melissa Jordan will focus on using the image as central to making sculpture, working from old books and two-dimensional formats to create three-dimensional pieces to tell a story. The artists will engage the young people with the Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair and threedimensional pieces within the fair to contextualize their own work. They will also describe their professional pathway, the effect of education upon their choices, and the opportunities open to them as graduates. The works will be on show in the Deutsche Bank Education Space on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October.
Designed for younger children attending the fair, the weekend workshops will use animation and sculpture to interpret Frieze Projects. The workshops on Saturday will be led by RCA Animation alumni Martin Earle and Ryan Edquist. Using a range of techniques from flick books to old-fashioned optical tricks, the artists will work with five to 12 year olds visiting the fair to make their own films. On Sunday, RCA graduate Anne Harild will also use Frieze Projects to inspire her workshop, making together with the children a piece of sculpture that will grow throughout the day. Using a film of the process, the children will then be able to see the work to which they have contributed at the end of each session.
The Frieze Education online resource provides an insight into the fair for young people everywhere, featuring interviews with artists involved in Frieze Art Fair. Information on all education workshops and artists can also be found here, and the site will serve as an event archive post-Frieze Art Fair.
Hannah Murgatroyd, Project Manager at ReachOutRCA commented, Working with Deutsche Bank and Frieze Art Fair is an extraordinary opportunity for Royal College of Art artists and young people within the schools we work with. ReachOutRCA aims to be an inspirational exchange between those who have made art and design a life choice and those who stand on its threshold. The Frieze Education Programme offers an unparalled resource for young people in contextualising their idea of what an artist is, critically and creatively engaging them with new ideas whilst enabling us all to connect imagination with achievement.