Points of Contact: Talking Artworks from the Camden Art Collection

Exhibition and family-friendly workshops

In Spring 2017 rarely displayed artworks from the Camden Art Collection were 3D-printed to provide a new way of looking at this fascinating collection.

These 3D prints formed a ‘Museum in a Box’ which has been on tour to Camden’s libraries and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Over 100 children, via workshops, touched the 3D models and listened to artists’ audio interpretations of each object.

The combination of the objects and audio became a starting point for participants to make their own stories, poems or noises. Hear about Camden-resident Angela and her son Lorenzo's experience of the workshops here

Museum in a box workshop

Museum in a Box workshops

Great Ormond Sreet Hospital

Museum in a Box workshops

The recordings collected during these workshops are featured in the exhibition Points of Contact: The Camden Art Collection Unboxed at Swiss Cottage Gallery (inside Swiss Cottage Library). The original artworks are exhibited alongside the 3D-printed versions, allowing you to look, listen and touch as you explore the Camden Art Collection.

The group show includes work by Patrick Caulfield, David Nash, Victor Pasmore, Derek Jarman, Tony Mott, Ainslie Yule, Carl Heideken and Francis Quesnel. 

For a review of the exhibition click here.

To download the family friendly exhibition resource please scroll to 'attachments' section at the bottom of this page. 

Points of Contact Swiss Cottage Gallery


Points of Contact Swiss Cottage Gallery


Points of Contact Swiss Cottage Gallery

Family friendly activity

Full list of workshops: 

Drop-in workshops
(drop-in at any time during the following 2 hour slots) 
- Wednesday 5 April 2017 2.00-4.00pm, Kentish Town Library  
- Wednesday 5 April 2017 6.00-8.00pm (part of Homework Club), Queens Crescent Library
- Thursday 6 April 2017 10.30am-12.30pm, Swiss Cottage Library 
- Thursday 6 April 2.30-4.30pm, Kilburn Library Centre 

2 hour workshops:
- Saturday 8 April 2017 10.30am-12.30pm, Swiss Cottage Library 
- Saturday 8 April 2017 2.30-4.30pm, Queens Crescent Library 
- Monday 10 April 2017 10.30am-12.30pm, Kentish Town Library 
- Monday 10 April 2017 2.30-4.30pm, Kilburn Library Centre 

A series of workshops also took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Enquiries: artsandtourism@camden.gov.uk 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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