Ben Uri is committed to lifelong learning and engagement with art, and we have a rich adult programme to allow all ages to enjoy art within the gallery.
What’s On: Workshops, Talks, Screenings
From September we will be offering monthly art workshops for adults exploring a wide variety of art forms from drawing to printmaking to textiles.
Wednesday September 27th 6.30pm till 8.30pm:
PRINTMAKING with Heather Fiona Martin
Learn how to make a unique screenprint. Create and design your own paper stencil and print onto a tote bag to take away with you. No experience necessary.
Sunday 1st October 2pm till 4pm: Silver Sunday Creative Session for Older People
Free activity but places limited, please book here.
Wednesday October 11th 6.30pm till 9.00pm:
PLASTIC PRAYER FLAGS with Emmy Lopes
Emmy collects objects, detritus, trash from the streets, beaches or environment and with them creates new art works. Exploring the theme of identity, participants will have an opportunity to work with her to design, collage, fuse and sew individual flags made from recycled materials.
Tuesday Sept 26th till Sunday Oct 15th
The following free activities have been programmed to run during this exhibition:
Thursday 28th September 6.30pm: A panel discussion on Wellbeing in art, museums and galleries chaired by Emma Hollamby, Learning and Wellbeing Officer at Ben Uri Gallery. The panel will discuss what we mean by the term ‘wellbeing’ and the cultural context which has escalated it to the top of the health and wellbeing agenda. Guest speakers from different areas of Ben Uri’s Wellbeing Programme will draw on their experiences to feed into the debate, finishing up with a Q&A.
Book your place here.
Thursday 5th October 6.30pm: A talk by Susan Rudnik, Art Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor Lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London. Susan will discuss art therapy within the context of the Grenfell Tower fire and how Latimer Community Art Therapy evolved in the wake of this local disaster.
The Learning Team have recorded a series of Oral History Testimonies from migrants and refugees through the generations. These can be accessed here. See below for a selection of interviews from recent exhibitions at the gallery.
Art out of the Bloodlands: A Century of Polish Artists in Britain
Listen to excerpts from an oral history interview with artist Maja Ngom. Learn about Maja’s heritage and upbringing, and how this has impacted on the work she makes, as well as her plans for the future.
Listen to further interviews from artists featured in the exhibition here.
Refugees: The Lives of Others
Listen to a lecture on Grete Marks by Dr Katie McGown, curator at the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury Kent.
Listen to further interviews from German migrants including Holocaust survivors here.
International Women’s Day
Listen to Daisy, Ruth Sands, Gerta Regensburger and Elia Adler from the University of the Third Age talk about their experiences of migration from Germany and Austria.