Led by Éilis Kirby (EAK), these sessions are for under-fives and their carers. Come and unleash your imagination, play, discover, create and have fun while exploring simple materials, texture, colour, shape, processes and ideas. These sessions provide the space for you and your young companion to create together, or alongside each other.
Spike Island studio holder Éilis Kirby was born in Newport, R.I. and moved to the UK from Ireland in 1988. She has a BA in Fine Art from University of the West of England and an MA in Arts and Ecology from Dartington College of Arts. Kirby lives and works in Bristol where she operates as EAK Enterprises, incorporating EAK Press and other departments. Using found objects, images and texts, she makes artists’ books, collages, sculpture and installation that explore formal concerns, humour, pathos, absurdity, our relationship to the world around us, and that challenge mainstream values and hierarchies. She has a keenness for the discarded and overlooked, thinking through doing, and is an avid proponent of making-do, experimenting and improvising. Kirby has participated in international collaborative exhibitions and artists’ book fairs in the UK and abroad, and her work can be found in several collections including Tate Modern, The National Irish Visual Arts Library and University College London.