27 May 2023

Finding Art Workshop #1 – Festival of Everyday Art

Finding Art Workshop #1 – Festival of Everyday Art

Saturday May 27, 12pm – 4pm

HELP turn the city into a giant outdoor art gallery in this 4-hour behind-the-scenes experience with artists Claire and Pablo from PeopleLab.

PEOPLELAB make art gallery labels that draw attention to interesting things (like a tree that looks like it’s dancing, or a hilarious bin). They then run public events where people go and stick those labels in place.

THIS year – as part of the Festival of Everyday Art – PeopleLab invite you to be part of their devising process. You’ll explore the nooks and crannies of the city – looking up, down, inside and behind. You’ll discover details that surprise and delight you, then invent titles for these everyday artworks.

AFTER the workshop Claire and Pablo turn your discoveries into physical labels for their Public Art Treasure Hunt and Trail events the following week, where your findings will be shared with the world.

“We love doing this bit because we feel like tourists in our own town and find amazing things in mundane places”, says Pablo. “So we made this workshop to give people that same joy of discovery. And because your ideas and perspectives will make our art better!”

“I really liked the structure. It was clear and easy to understand. The two hours scouting were so cool. I enjoyed observing details from the place where I live, but sometimes forget to have fun.” - Previous participant

❓WHAT TO EXPECT: A 45min talk about PeopleLab’s methods. 2hrs walking the streets in small groups recording your findings. Finishing back at CMAG to share your discoveries.

🧑‍🦳 AGE: Recommended for ages 10 to 110+. Kids under 16 must attend with an adult. Kids 7-10 are welcome but might feel bored or wriggly.

🎟️ TICKETS: Register for free at events.humanitix.com/finding-art-1

🧑‍🦽 ACCESSIBILITY: This event is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any other requirements.

This is part of the FESTIVAL OF EVERYDAY ART! Find more fun at www.bit.ly/foeacbr


With support from the ACT Government under the City Renewal Authority’s Placemaking Grants program.

Support by Canberra Museum and Gallery.

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Finding Art Workshop #1 – Festival of Everyday Art

Saturday May 27, 12pm – 4pm