Property partner: Prime Property
Space: Greenock House, 108 Lambton Quay
15-20 December 2014, 10-11am (ages 4-7), 2-4pm (ages 8-12)
Project website/bookings: Go here
A series of sensory colour workshops for kids led by leading local artists, The Colourists sees children actively and visibly contribute to the visual fabric of the Wellington CBD. An art workshop and installation space with a difference, it is located on Lambton Quay during the school holidays lead up to Christmas, providing workshops for children aged 4 to 12.
The goal of the workshop is to create an installation through this community participation. As shop window, the workshop space becomes an installation space, and the workshops are artist and production focused, giving children the opportunity to meet and converse with active local artists, learning about their practice, and creating an artwork through collaboration.
Sophia McKinnon is a Wellingtonian and arts educator who has lived and worked in China for eight years. She has run a wide variety of cross-cultural workshops for museums and government organisations which link artists, children, creativity and experimentation. Previously she managed public programs at a museum in Beijing, as well as workshops for expat teenagers in the city. She has identified a format of workshops not yet seen before in Wellington and is excited to see them come to fruition.