Calling all budding or closet artists aged 5 to 95! On 2 June Kingston Artists Open Studios (KAOS) will be staging an interactive art event called Print Kingston in Eden Walk, and at the same time raising funds for the local children’s charity Momentum.
Bring a photograph of your favourite Kingston building or landmark, or draw inspiration from one of ours, and join in with the Kingston public to create a rolling piece of public art. Guided by KAOS artists you will be able to create your own unique printing plate by simply drawing into a polystyrene panel with a biro using all of your ingenuity and creative interpretation. The next stage will be to ink your plate up using a roller, press the plate firmly (ink side down!) next in line onto the paper and hey presto! you’ll have made your own mark on the Kingston landscape. By the end of the day we will have collectively produced a unique piece of public art that will be exhibited in the borough museums during the following few months. In addition to that, you will be able to make your own print from your plate and take both print and plate home with you.
Not only does this promise to be a fun-filled, creative event, but it will be free! Eden Walk have lent the gazebo and furniture and Pullingers have donated all of the art materials. So roll up the sleeves of your artist smock and join in!
The event will run from 10am-4pm.
KAOS is an unfunded group of local artists and makers, run entirely by volunteers. Their primary purpose is to raise the profile of the visual arts in Kingston by connecting the local creative community with their neighbours. Their main event is the annual open studios held in June, whereby artists open their homes and studios to the public. This year, 90 artists and makers are taking part in venues all over Kingston. Visit the Kaos website to download a catalogue and trail map and discover more.