Create Together! with Johanna Ellison
We want to see you reflected in Poplar Union!
Local artist, Johanna Ellison, will be holdings a series of workshops to hear your views and see your creativity, exploring questions like; what is Poplar Union to you; and, what do you hope to see in the future? Together, we will create a body of work for exhibition and to inspire a new mural for the café wall. Come and get involved!
Tuesday 5 November
11am-1pm – Open to 65+
Explore printmaking, exploring themes of location, change and our hopes for the future.
Wednesday 13 November
12.30pm-2.30pm – Open to ESOL students
Patterns of growth. Let’s explore some of Poplar Union’s natural surroundings, looking for patterns and creating our own.
Saturday 23 November
11am-1.30pm – Open to all
Who are we? Come along to create a mask that represents you!
Friday 29 November
12.30pm-2pm – Open to local families
Collaging fun for children and families. Let’s get drawing, cutting and sticking to share some of our favourite memories.
Jo Ellison is a community artist based in Bow who is an experienced workshop facilitator, having studied at Goldsmiths University. She creates public art pieces, both developed through workshops and on commission. Her work often explores themes of emotional wellbeing and decision making. She believes creating should be fun and is passionate about seeing participants in her workshop grow in confidence and explore topics which are important to them.
Some of her recent projects have included creating a mosaic with young adults in Shadwell in partnership with Streets of Growth and facilitating after school clubs for primary school children with Agora Arts Circle.
“you want to make something that others look at and go wow. And these actually do that. You want to make it stand out, eye-catching”
“You discover new talents. I never thought I would do something like this”
“I really enjoyed it, I felt really peaceful.”