Project Symposium

It's My World

Making Change: children and families grow together through creativity and nature

Join us at this symposium to hear about our 2018 project’s approach to sharing creative practice with children and their families who are marginalised from both visual arts culture and the natural environment.

The symposium is chaired by Professor Rod Bugg, practising artist, former chair of Engage, and previously Lead Artist for our Sculpture residency programme. Rod is Emeritus Professor of the University of Arts, London and was Principal and CEO of Wimbledon School of Art London until 2006.

Our venue is Rodd Court, the beautiful manor house at the heart of our site, Sidney and Mary Nolan’s last home.

The event will begin with a short synopsis of the project, followed by a panel discussion between members of the three partner organisations as well as some of our creative practitioners. Researcher Dr Karamat Iqbal will present his findings to date and we will close with a Q&A session.

There will be opportunities to network over lunch and, during the tea break, to explore the Trust’s workshop spaces and gallery and to see work made by participants.

The symposium will offer a valuable insight into our working methods and the project’s outcomes for educators, artists, those working with arts and community organisations and health and wellbeing networks and interested individuals. We are pleased that a representative from the project’s funder, The Ragdoll Foundation, will also join us on the day.

The event is free of charge and refreshments will be provided. We have just a few places remaining – if you would like to attend please email us asap to register a place

Read more about the project HERE and browse our Green Room blog HERE.

The project has been funded by the Ragdoll Foundation, The P.B. Dumbell Charitable Trust and The Hintze Foundation and co-produced with St Basils; Creative Cohesion West Midlands and freelance creative practioners Kate Green, Tony Hall, Emma Bowen and Nushin Hussain and Charlie Kimberley.

Photo Credits: Kate Green Photography; Nushin Hussain; Kate Morgan-Clare.

Project Symposium

Project Symposium


The Rodd