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Scene-Unseen: Unpacking the art of Croydon

Scene Unseen: Unpacking the art of Croydon
Museum of Croydon

From October 2009 – January 2010 Toni McGreachan devised and delivered workshops for local schools and the community to create new art works inspired by the Museum’s Art Collection and current show Scene Unseen: Unpacking the art of Croydon.
The participating groups art work was displayed at Croydon Museum from February 2010 until April 2010 alongside the current exhibition and Toni’s work in a separate show entitled ‘Seen again’

The project took place in collaboration with the education, outreach and exhibition team

Art of Croydon

Edenham High Secondary School

Taking Henry Moore’s 17 Reclining Figures as their inspiration, GCSE art students at Edenham High produced their own wire sculptures.


Good Sheperd Primary School

Good Shepherd Primary School used Jean Dubuffet’s Allegrasse as inspiration to become walking abstract sculptures.


Victoria House Pupil Referral Unit

Students from Victoria House Pupil Referral Unit used collage techniques to recreate different works from the exhibition.


Heaver’s Day Centre

A day service group who suffer from a range of memory difficulties worked together to create their own version of the Croydon Clocktower.


Scene again

These images show an exhibition of participants and my own art work. As part of my role as a community artist it was agreed that I would make an art work that related to the paintings on display which would then become part of the museum’s art collection. I chose to make a series of three photographic collages exploring past memories and current feelings about Croydon.


Residency: Creek project at APT Gallery
With Boutcher CE Primary School

A talented and gifted project devised and facilitated
By Toni McGreachan
Assisted by Jackie Kibble, staff and volunteers from the school

The project started with a tour of APT Gallery and the exhibition Ping Pong which Toni McGreachan was exhibiting in and had organised with two other artists. We had a Q & A session about the show and children sketched the works and took photographs.

The next part of the project involved visits to Deptford Creek which is directly behind APT Gallery. Children sketched, photographed, made lists observing the water surface and the objects in and around it, at different times and locations.

Back in the gallery and the studio space children made links with the art works on display and the context of the Creek.

Toni then demonstrated the techniques she used with gloss paint in her series Competere. The children then manipulated acrylic paint mixed with PVA glue in a similar way. They started by mixing up their own river colour and then making an individual Creek each using clay to hold the paint and form river banks.

The children then used their sketchbooks, photographs and notes and a range of materials to create objects seen in the Creek.

All images © the artists.