Talks & Workshops

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Get inspired by this years Student Art Prize theme of Sanctuary and join us in person at our free talks and workshops.

Art Prize Zine Making workshop

Wednesday 23rd  November, 4-6pm at Palace Green Library

Join the Art Collection Team in making a DIY zine, taking inspiration from this years Student Art Prize theme of Sanctuary. What does Sanctuary mean to you? Pages from the zine will be joined together to make a published zine, which will be freely available for students as part of the Student Art Prize Art School. Limited spaces available, to book please contact Durham University Art Society.

To sign up email Durham University Art Society or instagram at @duartsoc

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Sanctuary in Words with Lizzie Lovejoy

Wednesday 7th December, 4-6pm at 7 Owengate

What is Sanctuary? This year’s Student Art Prize theme follows this concept, and throughout the word-based workshop, with artist and writer Lizzie Lovejoy, you are invited to explore what Sanctuary means for you. Where do you find it? What does it look like? Each participant will delve into words that represent these ideas and, with guidance, create their own visual poem to create a piece of art which is part word, part illustration.

Finding Sanctuary within the Archives

Wednesday 11th January 2023, 2-3pm at 5 The College

A show and tell with Archivist Andrew Gray. Find out more about the Cathedral Archive and view pieces related to this years Student Art Prize theme, Sanctuary. From 14th Century petitions asking for refuge to threats for giving sanctuary to criminals, to a creative interpretation in fabric of the Cathedral sanctuary knocker itself.

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Artist Workshop with Paul Raymond

Tuesday 24th January 2023, 4-6pm at 7 Owengate

More info coming soon….

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For more information about accessibility at our venues you can follow the links below:

Oriental Museum | AccessAble
Palace Green Library (inc Bishops Cosins) | AccessAble
5 The College – Theology & Library | AccessAble
7 Owengate | AccessAble