This morning we visited the Civic in Barnsley. We took part in a ‘Robot building workshop’ as part of an exhibition currently at The Civic.
29 JULY – 23 SEPTEMBER 2017
The Toy Box: From Pop to Present is a new exhibition, exclusive to The Gallery@ The Civic, exploring the use of toys in the world of contemporary art and design. By using British Pop Art of the 1950s and 1960s as a starting point and the movements it inspired, the exhibition will showcase paintings, prints, photography, fashion and sculpture from around the world. The Toy Box also takes a look at how toy companies have collaborated with artists to create collectable art toys, such as Urban Vinyl.
We had an awesome time. ‘Fabric Lenny’ aka Paul and Jason showed us round the exhibition and introduced our task. We worked well by ourselves initially, planning our own robot. We then worked collaboratively to come up with our final design. Then the exciting part…. the making! We used cardboard to create our robots and used hinges and glue guns to make them strong.
We added lots of detail to make our robots complete. What do you think?