AboutThe group of Polish young people dedicated their free time and worked really hard since mid October in order to produce a beautifully illustrated, bilingual, professionally-printed picture book for children using an unusual technique called pinhole photography. They planned public events scenarios and designed various tools such as a super-sized version of the book, games and music activities with musical instruments and a specially-prepared nursery rhyme song in order to make events as engaging as possible for kids. During the workshops in December the group was working with Jewish young people on illustrations inspired by the Chanukah celebration. The exhibition is a retrospective of a joint work of Polish and Jewish young people working together to make an impact within London Communities. It summarizes and celebrates their hard work and what they have achieved during the last a few months. It is held at the Menier Gallery in London on 10-15th January 2011. Adres of the gallery is: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU, exhibition open: Mon Wed, 11am-6pm, Thur Fri, 11am-8pm.
The "Locomotive" project is financially supported by The Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Polish Cultural Institute and Mediabox.
Pinhole photography is lens-less photography where a tiny hole replaces the lens. Light passes through the hole and an image is formed in the camera.
Click Academy (Akademia Pstryk) was founded by photographer and artist Marta Kotlarska. It is an art group using pinhole photography as a means of social change through empowering communities. Since 2004 we have been working with young people from ethnic minority groups, to address the issues they face. (www.clickacademy.co.uk)