14 Feb – 6 May

Family resources: Activity Pack

10th of April.

Join us next Wednesday morning at the for a free art activity for families!
Saatchi Gallery’s Learning team will be leading the activity, encouraging participants to express themselves through painting and mark making while listening to music.

This is a drop-in activity suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

It will take place in the Learning Studio of the Saatchi Gallery on the 10th of April, from 10.30am-12.30pm

No need to book, just show up on the day and have fun creating!

23rd April – 30th April 2024 

Open to ticket holders of Edward Burtynsky: Extraction / Abstraction only

Open age is a charity that champions an active life for older people. They work across Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham to enable anyone aged 50 or older to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain an active lifestyle and develop new and stimulating interests. With this exhibition, Open Age continues its partnership with Saatchi Gallery and invited their participants to respond to the brief is Changing Landscapes which responds to our current major exhibition BURTYNSKY: EXTRACTION / ABSTRACTION. 

Edward Burtynsky says: “I have spent over 40 years bearing witness to the ways in which modern civilization has dramatically transformed our planet.” 

We asked Open Age participants to contemplate changes in the environment around them over the years.  

Saatchi Gallery Learning team ran a series of workshops on the above themed to Open Age groups across the three boroughs to inspire submissions. 

On View 18th March-19th April.

Open to ticket holders of Edward Burtynsky: Extraction / Abstraction only

Local children have been inspired by ‘Neighbourhood Nature’ as part of Cadogan’s Chelsea Young Artists Competition, which encouraged children to take a closer look at the flora and fauna found in the gardens, parks and green spaces of Chelsea.

The Chelsea Young Artists Competition provided children with the opportunity to spend time rediscovering local wildlife. Organised by Cadogan, the ‘Neighbourhood Nature’ theme encouraged children to take a closer look at the flora and fauna found in the gardens, parks and green spaces of Chelsea.

The winning artworks have been on display in the top floor restaurant of Peter Jones, and now all winning and highly commended entries will be displayed in the Learning Room at Saatchi Gallery from 18th March-19th April.

The competition was designed to encourage children to connect with the natural spaces and the surprising amount of biodiversity to be found in our urban environment – making the most of the positive link between time spent in nature and improved mental health.

Participating school children were encouraged to visit two recently rewilded pocket forests on Pont Street and Chelsea Square, as well as other local green spaces, creating artwork inspired by their experience. The spectacular results were grouped by age into five categories, with the entries assessed by a panel of expert judges from Cadgoan, Saatchi, Pater Jones and SUGi.

Almost every young artist who entered the competition took a different approach, from delicate pencil sketches to bold, abstract collages. Prowling foxes, delicate root systems, leafy trees and parks at midnight… each student found something new to inspire their artwork.

Mrs Kathryn Gutteridge, Art Teacher at Hill House International Junior School: “The art competition was an excellent way of linking the children in [with rewilding sites] emotionally, and appreciating nature in our neighbourhood area. It was also a real stimulus to our art programme.”

On view: 17th Feb until 14th March.
Open to ticket holders of Burtynsky Extraction / Abstraction

The arts have a profound impact on mental health and quality of life. Therefore, this project celebrated and promoted the arts among the older generation of RBKC in collaboration with Age UK K&C, by hosting a series of 10 tours and workshops themed around our recent Season of Sculpture exhibitions which included IF NOT NOW, WHEN? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain 1960-2023 and CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE: BOUNDLESS. The sessions were specifically aimed at those with dementia as studies have shown that art therapy activities even help boost cognitive function in various areas of the brain and enhance communication, brain function and social interaction in people with dementia.

Here are some quotes from some of the participants:

A lovely social time learning new skills with great materials & wonderful tutors – Conchita

Staff were/are very helpful and I learnt a lot attending the sessions, so loved them. – Meng Lim

Something unique and different to do. – Frank

 On view – 11th – 21st January

Residents of the Sutton estate, some of whom have lived on the estate or in the surrounding area for many years, have shared their memories and experiences of life in Chelsea as well as their hopes for the future of the estate.

15 November – 22 January 2024

Family resources: Activity Pack

As part of our charitable mission, Saatchi Gallery is proud to offer complimentary interactive workshops for educational and community groups. With the opening of If Not Now, When? and Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Boundless, the learning team are launching some new workshops which will deepen the participants’ understanding of the exhibitions through creative practice! These workshops are designed to be easily adapted to suit groups of all ages and abilities – the aim is to have fun and be creative, not to make copies or hyper realistic representations.

These workshops will use a range of materials and media such as clay, wire, paper mâché, polystyrene carving, collage and décollage to create sculptural works inspired by artists such as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Yves Klein, César and Marcel Duchamp for the Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Boundless workshops, and Bridget Heriz, Christine Kowal-Post, Shirley Cameron, Pamela Storey, Carol Farrow and Michele Howarth for the If Not Now, When workshops!

All tours and workshops are subject to availability and priority goes to those from low income or disadvantaged groups.

Free tours and making workshops at Saatchi Gallery

Shout out to all LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25! From November we are going to be working with the incredible Playhouse Theatre to deliver a series of tours, workshops and talks with special queer guest speakers. This will be part of a wider project which will give young people the chance to take part in making, as well as play readings in theatres and special support links.

Please email wellread@theplaygroundtheatre.co.uk to take part

Tags: @saatchigallery_learning

On view: 18 November– 4 January
Open to ticket holders of If Not Now When only

This exhibition is the final of the series. Previously, the work of the Collective has been shown in Pimlico, Paddington, Church Steet, and Westminster Reference libraries. A selection of these artworks was showcased at Whiteley’s ‘Window on the World’ and displayed at Westminster City Hall throughout 2023. The public was able to vote for their favorite artwork, which you can find in this exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery.

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