Animal Crackers – sculptures in the park!

Join artists Clare Iles and Tom Armstrong creating your own sculptures out in Wivenhoe Park. Using everyday materials, make the animals that feature in John Constable’s 1816 painting of Wivenhoe Park, including his swans, birds and cows. But why stop there? Let’s take this further and invent a few of our own! With the guidance […]

Walking with wild writer James Canton

Come on a walk around Wivenhoe Park, led by wild writer James Canton. James will take us on a tour of  its trees, paths and glades, stopping to read from his books, such as the seminal ‘The Oak Papers’ that take their inspiration from nature. It’s a great way to discover Wivenhoe Park as James […]

Foraging in Wivenhoe Park with Lora Aziz

Join Lora Aziz – wildcrafter, artist and author – for a foraging walk around Wivenhoe Park, followed by arts activities back at Art Exchange. Lora will lead us on a foraging expedition around Wivenhoe Park. We will identify local plants including which ones are edible, medicinal and used in a variety of traditional ways. Together […]

Instant (almost!) Cyanotype photography – with Jack Briggs-Miller

Come along and join us creating instant (almost!) photographs of plants and flowers foraged in the beautiful Wivenhoe Park. The park rangers have told us what we can pick as we explore the park foraging for things to include in our photograph – and they’ve even provided some trimmings for us! Photographer Jack Briggs-Miller is […]

Painting in the Park

Join us for Painting in the Park with Suffolk based artist Claudia Bose. Taking inspiration from John Constable who painted ‘Wivenhoe Park’  in August 1816, we’re going to walk in Constable’s footsteps and create our own mini masterpieces – with the support of artist Claudia to show us how. Why not make a day of it, […]

From Occupation to Liberation: Zine making with Mawadah

Art Exchange will be supporting ‘From Occupation to Liberation: Decolonising Palestine’, with a zine making workshop. This event is organised by students from the Department of Sociology and Criminology, with close support from their academic staff, and Pal Soc. This event aims to shed light on the ongoing aggression taking place in Palestine, especially Gaza, […]

Feminist Placard making

We’re getting ready to celebrate International Women’s Day! Join us at our art workshops where women and their allies come together to get creative as they talk, plan and activate celebrations for IWD. In the spirit of the University’s history of women activists, we’re creating a platform for you to ‘say it loud and say […]

Feminist Embroidery

We’re getting ready to celebrate International Women’s Day! Join us at our art workshops where women and their allies come together to get creative as they talk, plan and activate celebrations for IWD. In the spirit of the University’s history of women activists, we’re creating a platform for you to ‘say it loud and say […]

Feminist Badge-making

We’re getting ready to celebrate International Women’s Day! Join us at our art workshops where women and their allies come together to get creative as they talk, plan and activate celebrations for IWD. In the spirit of the University’s history of women activists, we’re creating a platform for you to ‘say it loud and say […]

Art & Soul: Make your own postcards to home

Join us in making our own postcards to send home. There are family and friends who would love to hear from you! We’ve got images of Uni, its parkland and life in the UK for you to collage, bling up and make into your own postcard about life at Uni. And we will also provide […]

Art & Soul artclasses: Badgemaking

Come along to Art Exchange and make your own badges! From supporting causes that matter to you, to just having fun – you’ll be amazed at where your imagination takes you. We’ve got piles of magazines, stickers and photos for you to choose from – and the Arts Team will be in the gallery to […]

Art & Soul art classes: Play with Clay

We’re bringing out the clay! Play with clay is a great way to relax with friends, and to forget about your studies for a moment along the way. With the Arts Team in the gallery to guide you, make your very own pots and table top sculptural creations. Beginners welcome – all materials provided Free […]

Life Drawing

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Come along and relax in Art Exchange while developing your drawing skills in front of a life model. From curious beginner to advanced artist, all levels are supported by our amazing tutor, artist Claudia Boese. She will guide you through the process of capturing the human body from a naked, […]

Print Making workshop

Join artists Tom and Iris who will show us how to make our own prints. With their support you can create you own works of art which you can take with you at the end of the class. Tom and Iris’s art classes are also a great way to meet friends and relax at the […]

Stitch and Bitch: Sewing and Upcycling

Bring along your clothes in need of a new lease of life to Art Exchange. Artists Tom and Iris will show you how to breathe new life into your favourite sweatshirt, fix a tear in your jeans with visible mending and hide that stain on your jumper under some beautiful embroidery. And if your clothes […]