John K. Lawson FREE collage, paint and poetry workshop ‘Breaking Down The Walls’

A piece of the Berlin Wall

Date: September 22, 2019

Time: 10.30 - 15.30

Location: Cornwall's Regimental Museum

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We have a really exciting art workshop coming to Bodmin Keep.  International artist John K.Lawson,  will be holding a FREE collage, paint and poetry workshop titled “Breaking Down The Walls” which is inspired by the large piece of the Berlin Wall on permanent display in the Museum.

“Breaking Down the Walls”

Using the Museum’s graffitied chunk of the Berlin Wall as inspiration, artist and poet John K. Lawson invites participants to join him in creating responses to the theme of walls and barriers.  Large cardboard boxes will be decorated with collage, paint and poetry.  These will then form part of a giant cardboard wall to be displayed onstage at Sterts Arts Centre during Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival 27 – 29 September. 

All welcome!

The workshop will run 10.30am – 3.30pm and include a break for lunch. 

A bit about acclaimed artist John K. Lawson

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JK Lawson, Artist

Born in 1962 Birmingham, England John K. Lawson (also known as JKL)  is an American contemporary visual artist and poet.  The “Hieronymus Bosch of Beads,” Lawson is known for his intricate works using discarded Mardi Gras beads.  The salvaged beads are used to create extraordinary pieces of art including a piano completely covered by colourful beads.  Beyond their aesthetic beauty, these pieces are charged with political and social commentary.

After the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina left John K. Lawson’s home and studio under water for 6 weeks,  he began creating a series of palimpsests, using drawings, sketches, photographs and personal documents collected over 25 years, which he had salvaged. 

We are thrilled to have such an acclaimed artist at Bodmin Keep and provide this unique workshop opportunity! 

There are only 16 places available in this FREE workshop, so if you would like to book a place please email [email protected] to reserve your spot!  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  

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