Ludlow Open Futures

LO FUTURES is workshop and education opportunities offered by Ludlow Open to local children and art students.  It is also the title of the Ludlow College student section of the Ludlow Open summer show.  For info on LO Futures Show 2012 and 2013 please go to catalogue archive.

Ludlow College:

In 2012 Ludlow Open entered into a partnership with Ludlow College.  In return for the college’s donation of it’s modern gallery space, Luldow Open includes a selection of final year student work as part of the exhibition.  Ludlow Open offers a prize to one of these students each year, and also offers enrichment lessons to the students to support them in their A Level course work.

In 2012 and 2013 Jo King spent the day with students discussing curating and setting up exhibitions, how to evaluate a ‘thesis’ for a show and how to hang art work and create a cohesive event.

In September 2014 Jo spent a morning with rookie AS art & design students, working with them on framing and hanging their own b/w portraits.  Please click on the image tab above to view some photographs of the event.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms:

In 2012, to support the Ludlow Open show, Ludlow Assembly Rooms launched Ludlow Junior Open.  40 schoolchildren produced paintings and drawings which were hung in the top gallery and reception space of LAS.  It was great to have local children experience the pride and horrors of displaying their own work!

In May 2013 Jo spent a morning with children at Ludlow Assembly Rooms, working on their own interpretations of contemporary art that can be seen in Tate Modern.  The kids spent three hours painting, sewing, building and generally making a mess:

In May 2014 Jo organised a second children’s workshop at LAS, this time using pre-prepared ‘newspaper sticks’, four hundred of them, which where linked together with cable ties to create architectural shapes.  Two wonderful kids spent three hours building and collapsing shapes and spaces.  Here are some images: