Educational outreach is an important part of the overall programming at BPS.
Alongside our active visual arts programme, we offer opportunities for the local community via a number of educational initiatives. These initiatives are offered in partnership with local artists and organisations such as Southwark Council, UAL and The RCA.
Hysterical 2023: Feminist Zine Workshop with Grrrl Zine Fair
Learn how to create a zine, learn about zine history, Riot Grrrl and contemporary zine culture. Workshops include materials and worksheets.
Hysterical 2023: Body Love Sketch Club – Life Drawing Workshop
A life drawing class with a twist, in which you can choose to pose and be celebrated, as well as to draw, while exploring ways of coming to love and accept ourselves a little more unconditionally!
Central St Martins Curation Workshop.
Gallery Director Andrew Etherington led a seminar on Exhibition Curation for second-year Fine Art students at Central St Martins
Art Lets you Speak
For International Women’s Day, Skaped collaborated with THE HERITAGE & HONOUR COLLECTION for a Art / Creative Writing Workshop.
Connected Against Sexual Violence: Embroidery Workshop.
Embroidery and quilt-making workshop for people affected by sexual harassment, assault or violence.
Exploring Otherness by The Other Checkbox
An afternoon of talks and creative workshops exploring ethnic identity and otherness led by the The Other Checkbox.
Skaped’s Community Artivism Gallery Takeover:
An afternoon of talks, performances and workshops exploring art as a tool for social change led by Skaped. Skaped is an artivist charity that works with young people to educate them about community building and human rights through the creative arts.
Bermondsey Project Space worked with Southwark Council and The Positive Futures For Young People Fund to bring you My Exhibition. This project aimed to empower young people to get involved in the arts and see the creative industries as a viable career path.
My Exhibition was a fully-funded opportunity for young people interested in the arts to exhibit their artwork in a professional gallery after a week of events, workshops and mentoring sessions.
Power Structures Workshop
Photographer Luke O’Donovan led a workshop with students from Dunraven school alongside his exhibition Power Structures, co-curated with Francisco Ibáñez Hantke. Students were shown around the exhibition then taken out into the local area with polaroid cameras to photograph architectural sites. They then returned to the exhibition and curated their photos in the gallery, highlighting relationships between their work and that of the exhibiting photographers. This workshop explored themes of gentrification and regeneration.
UAL / Olympus Photography Award
OLYMPUS and Bermondsey Project Space for the second time support the next generation of photographers from UAL Responding to the theme Photo Evidence: Between (Media) Representation and Reality, students were asked to submit work in three categories – Print, Projection and Multimedia – and the winner of each category will receive professional equipment from OLYMPUS.
A work in progress film exhibition by Bermondsey Project Space and Flattr, showcasing 11 pioneering LCC MA Documentary Film Students. The works explore varying themes such as artistry, self-acceptance and legacy through an experimental approach to the medium that strays from typical documentary convention.
The team behind Flattr believes in artists and creators, and understand the Internet should be a place to foster and support creative talent with exposure, accessibility and financial reward.
For the third year, Bermondsey Project Space and OLYMPUS have selected a local school for the Photography Outreach Programme, that invites students to turn their eyes away from their own reflected image of the selfie and rediscover the beauty and poetry of their everyday places: My House – My School – My Street.
Xhibit – the annual exhibition showcasing the best emerging talent from UAL, provides vital support to emerging talent through professional development and networking oppotunities, alongside having their work featured in the month-long exhibiton. The open call exhibition, founded in 1977 by Students’ Union officers Kit Hammonds and Angela Robinson, is curated by a panel of industry professionals.
A project sponsored by Olympus
In association with Harris Academy Bermondsey
Every student was given access to an OLYMPUS camera to take several images in the three different contexts mentioned above and then to choose three to submit to Art Bermondsey Project Space. A jury of photographers, critics and curators selected the best shots to have them printed by OLYMPUS for a week-long exhibition at the Project Space.