Dreamland Delights: Consolation Prizes

Clore Learning Studio

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Wednesday 20 December 2023, 2:00pm

Wednesday 20 December 2023, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

£5 suggested ticket price
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Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

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For young adults

Suitable for all levels of experience

Make your own funfair prize workshop with Kavitha Balasingham

Lost your oyster card? Didn’t get the job? Had a recent break-up?

This artist-led workshop celebrates the times things didn’t go your way, by making yourself a consolation prize for the occasion.

Taking inspiration from the giant plushie balloon sculpture found on the ceiling of the Learning Studio, Kavitha Balasingham will guide you to design and make your very own prize using different materials.

In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn where Kavitha got her inspiration for making her Oh! Dreamland commissioned design and more about her artistic practice. Using simple cutting, sticking and sewing techniques, you’ll be supported to make a soft sculpture to take away or gift as a homemade Christmas present.

The workshop is primarily designed for young people aged 16 – 25 years as part of a public programme designed to inspire young creatives.


Meet the artist:

London-based artist Kavitha Balasingham (b. 1994, Kent) earned her MFA from Goldsmiths in 2022. Her artwork has been featured in various galleries, including a duo exhibition at Indigo Plus Madder and Sadie Coles HQ Shop, and has gained international recognition in Milan and Marseille. Kavitha’s achievements have been recognized by the Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Grant, the Goldsmiths MFA Junior Fellowship award, and support from the Arts Council England Project Grant which contributed to her co-founded project, ‘Ghost Show,’ an immersive exhibition that actively engages with the South London community through spoofy horror art.

Kavitha’s practice uses the whimsical and the extraordinary such as the illogical rules of cartoon physics and the idea of portals to transport you into a world that’s both strange and captivating. @kavitha.balasingham


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Kavitha Balasingham

London-based artist Kavitha Balasingham (b. 1994, Kent) earned her MFA from Goldsmiths in 2022.

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