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Thursday 25 May 2023
17:30pm - 20:30pm
STEAMhouse, Belmont Works, Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7RQ
All that Glistens – A Sensory Walk & Workshop with Kaye Winwood, Tom Hicks and Liz Berry
Thursday 25th May 2023 – 17:30 – 20:30
This workshop, with acclaimed artist Tom Hicks (aka Black Country Type), the award-winning poet Liz Berry, and sensory artist, Kaye Winwood is a unique, creative event fusing together photography, food and poetry.
This three-part event will focus on the overlooked objects and architecture we walk past every day; tuning our senses to the neglected beauty that can often be found in abandoned things if only we hold our nerve and gaze.
The workshop will be tailored to STEAMhouse’s immediate location, starting with a psycho-geographic walk where participants will take photos followed by a discussion with artist Tom Hicks; We will head back indoors to a sensory experience prepared by artist, Kaye Winwood and this will be followed by a poetry workshop with Liz Berry.
Attendees of similar previous event said:
A “Joyful, supportive, stimulating” event
“it was great to be introduced to the concept that this detail can and does involve other senses than sight. Quite life changing really”
“Great combination of mediums, and all 3 artists were approachable & knowledgeable, making the whole experience a relaxing yet engaging affair.”
About the Facilitators
Kaye Winwood – Has an innovative creative practice, inviting audiences to engage with unique sensory environments and objects and in Autumn 2021 she launched GULP – the first UK space dedicated to exploring food art histories, and showcasing innovation within food and sensory design through a programme of sensory dining experiences and activities.
Tom Hicks – An artist behind the documentary photography project Black Country Type. His work explores the post-industrial landscape of the region, focusing on words, typography, handmade lettering and signs. His work has been published and exhibited widely, most recently in the photobook I.D.S.T (2020) and a solo exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2020).
Liz Berry – Her first book of poems, Black Country (2014), is a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (The Guardian) and received a Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection (2014). Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (2018).
Main photo taken by Tom Hicks.
ALL THAT GLISTENS will be a feast for the eyes, minds and senses. No previous experience of photography or creative writing is needed for this event, just a curious appetite.
Allergens and dietary restrictions cannot be catered for on this occasion.