Sunday, 11 March 2012

Pick Me Up - Somerset House

I'm doing a weekend fact-gathering workshop with Peepshow on the weekend of 31 March and 1 April at PICK ME UP Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. More about Pick Me Up here and what Peepshow will be doing during the rest of the event here.
This is the workshop. Do come along.

The Peepshow Encyclopaedia of Things We Didn’t Know

Did you know that emus can’t walk backwards or that Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button? We did. Did you know that Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise; that rabbits can’t vomit; or that Barry Manilow is an anagram of Library Woman? We knew all of those things too. Why don’t you tell us something we don’t already know?

In our quest to compile a comprehensive Encyclopaedia of Things We Didn’t Know, Peepshow and guest researcher Graham Rawle invite you to provide us with a fascinating fact to add to our archive. It can come from the world of science, history or nature––or it could be something personal: your father’s hat size, the opening hours of your local Costcutter, or what your Uncle Roy likes to spread on his toast. From the astounding to the trivial, all of the facts we collect will be gathered together in a giant Peepshow online encyclopaedia, providing a fountain of knowledge to delight and enthral all of humanity.

At the I Did Not Know That! workshop, each participant will be provided with an exciting jamboree bag ‘kit’ containing everything he or she might need to create a special collage, drawing, written message or mini-sculpture. Each completed piece of artwork will be photographed for inclusion in the online archive and displayed during the workshop in an ever-expanding wall frieze of little-known facts. Your contribution can play a vital part in building this extraordinary archive; The Peepshow Encyclopaedia of Things We Didn’t Know. Take part today!