Refugee Week at Centrepoint

The Refugee Week presented a great opportunity for the how refugees are perceived by our societies and to show them as individuals with a rich cultural background. Patterns and cultures Ceramics have been part of men’s life since the dawn of civilisation and were used to produce all kinds of objects, which were exchanged along […]

La cultura cerámica de los Vero-Ñero

La historia de la cerámica empieza con el barro, el agua y el fuego. El barro es uno de los materiales más abundantes con una cualidad plástica fascinante que los seres humanos hemos usado desde antaño, produciendo objetos que reflejan y documentan historias, culturas y sociedades. Fácilmente, se nos olvida que con las más simples […]

El Salon De Los Recharzados Espanoles

Who made our Social Exhibition happen? Team María González: Project coordinator Rocío Carvajal: Marketing coordinator Jessica Juckes: Exhibition curator, artist liason and workshops designer Bisila Noha: Marketing support and event promotion Rosa Pérez: Event promotion and facilitator Daniel Roberts: Website designer Video Production Álvaro Alonso, Jaime Asensio, Daragh Dunwoody and to Ose Leone for letting us use their song, Rebellion […]

Habla de Arte Workshop

This workshop was attended by learners of Spanish from the Meetup group ‘Spanish Tutor in London’. Participants discussed current social issues in Spain in the target language while looking at the artists’ work. They also created protest banners and a fanzine in Spanish that will soon be available online.

Photography for Social Change Workshop

Yesterday afternoon, it was time for some photography. With our ‘rejects’ Luís Martínez Arnal and Adrián Cuesta, we dived into the world of photography for social change. During the first part of the workshop, Luís and Adrián talked about different photography projects that aim at putting social issues in the ‘spotlight’. During the second part, […]

Art Circus Workshop

Yesterday morning, Lola Baro and Rosa Pérez led our Art Circus workshop for children… and we all went jugglers! We made our We were then ready for delicious juggling. We started by simple exercises, and little by little, we got to do more difficult ones. It was so much fun!

Spanish Art Puppets Workshop

María and Jessica of ran a Saturday morning workshop for children, creating puppets inspired by famous Spanish artworks. From Velázquez meninas with sparkly dresses to fire-breathing Gaudí lizards, the kids really showed their artistic talent! Check out what they made!   Photos by Ioana Ursescu

Censura Grupal Workshop

Yesterday evening, we held our third workshop, Censura Grupal. The inspiration for this workshop was the Gag Law in Spain, which introduces steep fines for activists who take part in unauthorised protests, publish images of the police or interrupt public events. Led by our ‘reject’ Daniel Sánchez and textile artist Sarah Knight, we experimented with […]

Women, Ceramics and Migration Workshop

On Friday afternoon, we held a ceramic workshop with our amazing ceramist Verónica Restrepo. She illuminated us about the history of ceramics and the development of clay techniques in order to reflect about different migration aspects. As Verónica beautifully described it, we started our “negotiation” with clay. We explored the pitching technique together with our […]

Women out of Focus Workshop

On Thursday, we held the very first workshop of The Salon of Spanish Rejects, Women out of Focus. This workshop was organised in close collaboration with the pro-choice organisation My Belly is Mine, and led by Beatriz Gilino with the help of the potter, María Villaseñor. During the first part of the workshop, we experimented with clay in […]