All parents with their children are welcome to join us each Sunday at 1:30 PM. All workshops take one hour and consist of two parts. First, we visit the up-to-date exhibition together and we talk about the works presented there. During the second part of the workshop we take up manual activities that enable everybody to creatively use their awaken sensitivity and imagination.


During the workshop we will look at the interiors of Romani homes. Sometimes they are ordinary flats, sometimes fable-like palaces, tents, covered wagons or holiday caravans. We will examine their aesthetics and, in the second part of the meeting, we will turn the space of “Beautiful Tube” into a colourful, patterned tent.


During the workshop we will revisit Yinka Shonibare’s exhibition for the last time. We will look at his versions of great European paintings, which turn the traditional depictions into multicultural living pictures. During the second part of the workshop we will become living pictures ourselves.


As part of the workshop we will look into the culture of travelling, which is extremely important not only for the Romani. Travel can be about reaching the destination, but sometimes it becomes a journey into the unknown, or an escape. The Romani used to engage in horse trading, among other things. These beautiful animals often accompanied their trains of wagons. In the second part of the workshop we will together create a sculpture: a flowery horse, a symbol of spring.

23.03.2014 TOYS AND PEOPLE

Delaine le Bas, a Romani artist, often uses toys in her installations. She endows them with a new meaning by juxtaposing and transforming them. By recreating her childhood world, she gives life to a colourful reality that draws on fables and dreams, but which is also full of anxiety. We will look at her works during the meeting, and later we will have a go at making our own works of art.


Sometimes our family ends up scattered around the world. This experience is also shared by Romani people living in different countries. In spite of the physical distance, family bonds are very important in the Romani culture. During the practical part of the workshop, we are also going to symbolically bring all our relatives together and create a family map of the world.

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