Magnetic Still Life

Still life workshops inspired by the York Museums Trust gallery collection

December 2013 – January 2014


We were delighted to be contracted by York Museums Trust to run an 8 week project with some of our clients as part of the YMT community arts initiative ‘Territories’.

Territories aims:

  • To work with people who would not otherwise visit the Gallery.
  • To provide creative learning opportunities for the wider community.
  • To engender community ownership of the Gallery and its collection
  • To broaden and inform the Gallery’s approach to the interpretation of, and access to, its collection.

Magnetic Still Life consisted of a series of workshops using real life set ups and taking inspiration from the gallery collection. We used mixed media and experimenting with scale and abstraction to produce works on paper and canvas.