Protest Plants workshop for Black History Month & Black Lives Matter
Create a Protest Plant with artist Faith Bebbington – a large freestanding sculpture featuring hands as the branches and leaves.
Following initial discussions about racism (and school preparation prior to the session) pupils will come up with their own protest slogans to visualise their opinions. The plant will incorporate slogans in the palm of the hands and around the base. This will hopefully make a positive impact on pupils and the audience. The slogans or sound bites will look similar to circular badges used in the past to make personal protests. The base of the plant will be rainbow colours to signify diversity.
The piece will be made using simple recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and tape to construct the sculpture, then decorate the surface using papier-mâché.
Faith will also introduce the work of the Anthony Walker Foundation either by showing a short film, or encouraging the school to consider buying in one of their resources as preparation for the workshop.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MINIMUM TWO DAY WORKSHOP