As part of the ‘Summer on the Common’ programme this workshop with award winning contemporary artist Robert Fitzmaurice will enable participants to explore their personal feelings about Greenham Common, the peace movement and the forms of protest that took place using various drawing techniques and media.
Drawing can offer an upbeat, positive framework for expressing strong and often contrary opinions in a way that is more considered and less reactionary that speech. The underlying themes are peace and reconciliation.
Ground rules will be shared at the start of the session and will ask for the values of respect and inclusivity to be upheld. Following short introductory exercises to get everyone comfortable with materials and techniques there will be rounds of drawing with various themes as optional prompts (e.g. drawing from memory, drawing from someone else’s perspective, drawing alternative histories).
The session will conclude by people being encouraged to discuss the drawings produced.
Robert Fitzmaurice is an award-winning contemporary artist based in Reading, Berkshire. He has four decades experience of making and exhibiting art. A solo exhibition of his work will open at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery in November 2021. His 2019 exhibition ‘No Eden’ held at the Control Tower gallery examined the tensions between militarism and the peace movement during the 1980s.
Please note: This session has been rescheduled to Thursday 21 October. The Corn Exchange Box Office will be in touch with customers who booked tickets.