Rearranging Deckchairs is a collaborative art project across the East Kent Schools Together partnership. It is based on the idea of a creative rearrangement of the cloth, decoration and meaning of a typical seaside object – the deck chair. Following a course of workshops with each participating school, the project will culminate in exhibitions in three different locations in September 2019 and will run alongside Turner Contemporary’s theme of the seaside.
The project intends to unite young people from across the EKST partnership; bringing together students from different social and economic backgrounds. During a series of workshops students and teachers will have the opportunity to come together to learn new skills, in new environments with the aim of enriching their educational experience.
The project meets the core values outlined by EKST, namely:
Working together towards the final exhibition will give students an enormous sense of individual and group achievement. As a result of this large-scale project, student’s work will be showcased publically. Such an event has the potential to raise both school and university student aspirations. Learning new skills and partaking in unique experiences has the potential to open up a range of creative possibilities for all involved.
Creative collaborative work such as this can enhance confidence, wellbeing, teamwork skills and the development of meaningful interactions. Workshops have been designed with the premise of building a personal and shared narrative through collecting, using and arranging cloth. In this way, the project aims to broaden student horizons and foster truly creative collaborative relationships.
|Second grouped||Wednesday 3 April 2019||2 – 5pm||St Edmunds and St Anselms||St Anselm’s RC School|
|Second grouped||Monday 13 May 2019||1 – 4pm||The King’s School and Spires Academy||Spires Academy|
|Second grouped||Thursday 16 May 2019||1 – 4pm||DCCA, HBH and St Lawrence||Dover Christ Church Academy|
|Second grouped||Week of 20 May||time||St Edmunds||St Edmunds|
|Individual finishing||Tuesday 4 June 2019||1 – 4pm||Spires Academy||Spires Academy|
|Individual finishing||Thursday 6 June 2019||2 – 5pm||St Lawrence College||St Lawrence College|
|Individual finishing||Monday 10 June 2019||9am – 12pm||St Anselm’s RC School||St Anselm’s RC School|
|Individual finishing||Monday 10 June 2019||1 – 4pm||St Edmunds||St Edmunds|
|Individual finishing||Thursday 13 June 2019||1 – 4pm||Herne Bay High||Herne Bay High|
|Individual finishing||Monday 17 June 2019||10 – 1pm||Dover Christ Church Academy||Dover Christ Church Academy|
|Individual finishing||TBC||TBC||The Kings School||The King’s School|
|At Turner Contemporary finishing session||Thursday 20 June 2019||10 – 2pm||All||Turner Contemporary|
|Launch event for all||Friday 28 June 2019||3 – 5pm||All||Turner Contemporary|