Tom Wood - Documenting your Day: Psychogeography Collages

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Tom Wood, originally trained as a painter, often had experimental and creative ways of capturing his subjects, and was often described as an art photographer. In this series of workshops, we will experiment with and explore alternative ways of documenting observations and memories, inspired by some of the themes that underpin the work of Tom Wood. Participants will get to explore these through discussions, interactive activities, and creating a response in the form of an art piece.

Photographers are experts in observing, and capturing, the world around them, and giving the viewer a glimpse into specific times, places and memories. Inspired by Tom Wood’s ability to document and present his surroundings, participants will be invited to creatively think about doing the same through other forms.

Psychogeography is defined as “The geographical environment of a particular location, typically a city, considered with regard to its influence on the mind or on behavior”

How do our surroundings influence our behaviors, feelings, and thoughts? Many photographers have explored psychogeography in their work, capturing changing spaces and how they influence the people that occupy them. 

This workshop will include a series of activities that will allow participants to explore, interpret, and be inspired by the concept of psychogeography and art photography, followed by a session creating an artwork inspired by the outcomes. No photography or art experience is required to join us for this creative and thought-provoking session.

1.00 - 2.45pm