Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sparked at the View Tube - With Grenville Davey

Emdad Rahman: Sparked is a new ehxibition at the View Tube, an exhibition/cafe/learning space overlooking the Olympic Park. It's free to visit and take part in and is designed to help people find out about the local, national and international artists that have made permanent artworks in the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The current exhibition is with Turner Prize-winning artist and sculptor, Grenville Davey, who created the eye-catching work Inter Alia for a wall in the London 2012 Gardens. This piece was developed through collaborations with local residents. Since then Grenville Davey has also been working with students and parents at Bow Boys School as part of the Sparked programme and will also be leading a workshop for families of all ages at the View Tube this month.

Exclusively for View Tube and its visitors, Davey has installed the maquettes that are the original models he made for this fantastic artwork. He has also developed a new series of works which are also about being playful and disruptive. These include some very distinctive installations of eyes, a specially customised set of playing cards and a card table where you can sit and play games.
Come to our free family workshop at View Tube on Sunday 24th February, play some games, learn more about Inter Alia and meet the artist himself, Grenville Davey. You don’t need to book, just turn up at any time between 11am and 3pm. For more information click here.
There will be two more Sparked exhibitions in 2013 taking place between April-August. Keep checking the website for regular updates on more free family workshops over the coming weeks and months. If you have questions about Sparked you can email
Sparked is funded by The Legacy List, a charity set up in 2011 to help make creative connections between people and the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic park and supported by Leaside Regeneration who manage the View Tube.

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