Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
February Half Term

The Art of Activism

Tuesday 15 February, 10am-12.30pm
Performing Arts Studio

Take Part

2 hours 30 minutes
Suitable for ages 12-16

Whilst The Eye as Witness is an excitingly creative use of technology to reconsider the past, it has a chilling contemporary relevance. When you see an image or video shared online, ask yourself who recorded it and why? If pictures are worth a thousand words, then fake news and misrepresentation is far more sinister in photographic form.

As we approach Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 and the 76th Anniversary since the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen death camps were liberated, this exhibition invites audiences to think critically about how the arts can help to disrupt how we see the world and identify what we want, as well as what we are against. Join us while we look at how past campaigns have used art and design to communicate messages to the public and use a variety of techniques including drawing, collage, and paint to create your own campaign designs. Through this process you will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of design and typography to carry with you.

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