27.02.2018 - 28.02

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Workshop Nr 1 | Still (a)life

Workshop Nr 1 | Still (a)life

First workshop from the series will be focused on a theme of still life and its contemporary function or meaning. This motif will be explored in two sessions, lasting two hours. For the first day we ask participants to bring an object that reflects their own identity (it can be anything as long as it is connected with how you view yourself). During the second day we will be working with the imagery and we would ask participants to bring one image of a pattern (in any form e. g. photo taken with a smartphone, camera or illustration from the magazine). The workshop will be lead by previous residents of Narva Art Residency – Ben Crawshaw and Szymon Kula. Participation is free and we are hoping for a maximum group size of 15. It is aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 20 who already have a interest in art. The final outcome of the sessions will be large scale collaborative painting.


28.02.2018 – 6pm- 8pm
01.03.2018 – 6pm- 8pm


What to bring:
– one object from home that you think reflects your IDENTITY (nationality, culture, wallpaper, language, work, personal interests, gender etc.)
– one image of a PATTERN from home (fabric, structures, surfaces, ornament, decoration etc.)
– clothing suitable for painting


Detour – Narva Youth Educational Programmme relates to the cultural heritage of the region, combining activities connected to visual arts, curatorial practice and community-based works. It aims to encourage participants to redefine their surrounding environment and think creatively. Collaboration between professional artists and students lays at the core of the programme. As an interdisciplinary undertaking, it is concentrated around the problematics of arts, its functions and contexts. Taking advantage of the unique setting, the project will refer to the surrounding architecture, especially considering the industrial buildings such as Krenholm Factory in an attempt to discover their new role. In this context we will try to familiarize the participants with the idea and the purpose of relocating art beyond it’s conventional contexts and to introduce an alternative way to perceive artistic actions in the public, communal or industrial space.


The event is supported by the British Council in Estonia and EV100 art programme.

Narva Art Residency is operated by the Estonian Academy of Arts in collaboration with Narva Gate and supported by the Ministry of Culture.