This free colouring workshop is inspired by the stories of the haenyeos portrayed in esea contemporary’s current exhibition, 'Jane Jin Kaisen: Halmang.' Learning from the legacies of the Haenyeo, the 'women of the sea,' who dive without oxygen masks to harvest shellfish like abalone and sea urchins, this workshop provides an opportunity for participants to explore the seascapes and marine life of Jeju Island through art-making.
Led by artist Diana Ramute, our current student placement from University of Manchester, attendees will start by gaining insight into the fundamentals of colour drawing. It is open to visitors of all experience levels and backgrounds, the workshop invites each participant to craft a distinctive A4 artwork capturing an underwater scene from Jeju Island, fostering a personal connection to its marine environment.
This event is free, registration essential. Please book a place for all family/group members who will be in attendance.
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Diana Ramute is an artist and currently pursuing a Master's in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at the University of Manchester. Six years of academic study at an Art School in Riga and Bachelors in Fine Art have provided her the opportunity to build her artistic skills through formalised art training. Committed to nurturing the artistic talents of others, Diana has shared her expertise by teaching art classes and workshops for aspiring artists. She is currently undertaking a student placement at esea contemporary through the University of Manchester.
esea contemporary presents Jane Jin Kaisen's first UK solo show ‘Halmang’, featuring polyphonic moving-image works, archive and reference materials. By weaving together oceanic cosmology and gendered histories, the exhibition is an in-depth inquiry into narratives of subjective and collective loss, resilience, and the formation of alternative communities.