Johnny Foreigner by Lata Upadhyaya
Wednesday 6 July until 4 September
"A new place, or a new soil, a new culture and a new beginning."
Based on her experiences of moving East to West, artist Lata Upadhyaya explores how we always take a bit of our own culture, individuality, and belongings wherever we travel. No one wants to completely leave behind their identities, but we have to find a way to renegotiate and make sense of our identities within a new culture and context. Upadhyaya's Johnny Foreigner is an exhibition comprised of objects, symbols, images, material, memories, and treasures that evoke personal stories. These objects are carefully placed into clear suitcases, symbolically 'packing' unique identities into a small number of items. These suitcases represent the motion of the journey, the indefinite significance that these journeys continue to have on our lives, and are presented as a sculptural installation at Jaywick Martello Tower as a meditation upon the experience of migration.
First Wednesday of every month, 11am-1pm
Free Creative workshops for adults, each session looks at a new craft or art form.
Refreshments, material and creative conversations provided.
Wednesday 7 September, 11am-1pm
Marbling at Jaywick Martello Tower
Join local artist Coralina Cattrell to learn how she has developed a new marbling effect with paint on canvas. More information will be available soon.
Fridays at 11am
£2 per person or £8 for an advance ticket to all five talks
Free parking and complementary refreshments
Friday 30 September - Aromatherapy - Lavender and Eucalyptus, they may surprise you!
Aromatherapist Tina Mason discusses the varieties and different uses if oils within the Lavender and Eucalyptus species.
Friday 7 October - The Life and Art of Sir Alfred Munnings
Dr Bill Teatheredge, Honorary Curatorial Associate of the Munnings art Museum will explore Sir Alfred Munnings eventful life and take an in-depth look at his art from an early age up to his death.
Friday 14 October - Poetry Reading
Details available soon
Friday 21 October - Words from the Edge and other Drosscapes.
Alan Hockett and Judith Wolton will present a talk and slideshow from their book which explores some of the edgelands of Essex using a pinhole camera and poetry.
Friday 28 October - Only a Button?
This entertaining talk by Barbara Faulkner aims to prove otherwise. a modern button is generally a disc of plastic but this wasn't always the case. What changed? When did we start using buttons? Why do men and women button on opposite sides? Find out many interesting facts and enjoy a large display of all types of buttons.
Saturday 22 October, 11am-3pm
Come and be part of The Big Draw, the world's biggest drawing festival. Artist Valerie Osment will be leading a Free creative family fun drop in a workshop.
Halloween at the Witches Tower
Wednesday 26 October, 6-8pm
Come along to a Halloween gathering of ghouls and ghastly monsters and join in with the games. Watch that the witches don't turn you into a pumpkin!
Children must be supervised at all times.
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