Travelling Jackie (the explorer)

Travelling Jackie (ability explorer)
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Event details

Event date: 
15 June 2019
16 June 2019
11:00 - 12:00
Event duration: 
1 hour
Type of event: 
Target audience and any restrictions: 
All age groups welcome
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Other access provisions or restrictions: 
The studio is on the 1st floor.
Venue name: 
Studio 14 Ravenswood Industrial Estate
Shernhall Street
E17 9HQ
next door to Gods Own Junkyard



About the event

Travelling Jackie is an art project that brings together the diverse community that we all live in today. It is no surprise that London has the biggest population of mixed ethnic groups, however, the country as a whole is expanding with different cultures and backgrounds and whilst we live side by side, it goes quite unnoticed and unrecognised through media and the arts. Disability also isn’t a primary focus in society, although this coverage is growing through sport, it’s still not widely seen on our screens nor celebrated in the arts. The intention of this project is to look through the eyes of children to see how they see disability and diversity, as at a young age they are blind to our differences.

This project engages children from Waltham Forest and gets them asking and answering questions about diversity and acceptance. By participating in a series of creative workshops, they will have a platform to express their opinions and concerns with growing up in the world today. They will be able to express themselves through art and get really expressive with their vision of what it means to be different.
Their ideas, thoughts and creativity will be showcased in the exhibition.

The exhibition will consist of sculptures embodying characters that have been crafted through methods used for the making of traditional Victorian porcelain dolls, this method is being used to break the taboo of the perfect society and the perfect white child. The sculptures will have been inspired by the findings of these workshops, along with drawing and photography. This exhibition will be an inclusion of the local community and will showcase young people’s perceptions of how they view our community today.


Christopher Kelly Design
Christopher Kelly


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