Virtual exhibition exploring ‘Revitalisation’
Submission deadline: Friday 13th May
Please note: All photos of submissions will be displayed in the ‘This Is Me: Revitalisation’ online exhibition hosted on The ClementJames Centre’s website. This exhibition is open to adults, children and young people. Therefore, all work submitted must be appropriate to be seen by viewers of any age. ClementJames reserves the right to withhold your piece of work from the exhibition if it is deemed unsuitable for all ages. This is at the discretion of ClementJames staff and will be handled on a case by case basis.
By submitting your work online, you give consent for your work to be shared in an online exhibition hosted by The ClementJames centre and for your work to be shared on The ClementJames Centre’s social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and The ClementJames Centre’s website as well as third party organisations for promotional purposes.
How to get involved
- Create piece on the theme of ‘This Is Me: Revitalisation’! It could be a painting, sculpture, dance, junk model, recipe, poem… The options are endless!
- Take a picture of your creation (include your name if you would like it to be shared alongside your work)
- Submit your work
- See your artwork exhibited virtually with other participants from the CJ community!
Revitalisation: the process of making something grow, develop, or become successful again; the action of inspiring something with new life and energy.
Activity 1: Creative Writing
Try writing a creative piece to explore what revitalisation means or looks like to you. It could be a short story, a poem, or (if you have the time) a book!
There’s no right or wrong way to write. Think about what revitalisation means to you and what or where makes you feel revitalised. If you’re having some difficulty, maybe you could try recording what you want to say and writing it down afterwards?
- What does revitalisation mean to you?
- When do you feel most energised?
- Do places make you feel revitalised?
- Do friends, family and social connections make you feel revitalised?
- Are you inspired by adaptation and renewal?
Activity 2: Recipe Sharing
Food gives us energy – it revitalises us everyday! Cooking, creating and sharing recipes is also a great way for us to be adaptable.
Try writing out your recipe and taking a picture of it to submit it to us. We’d also love to see your dish and hear why you’ve chosen this particular recipe. Maybe it’s a sharing dish you’d have for a birthday or another celebration. Recipes are a great way to connect with and revitalise others – maybe you could call someone while you’re making it or teach someone else to make it – virtually or in person!
Activity 3: Collage
We love collage at ClementJames! It’s such a simple and sustainable way of creating a wonderful piece of art.
To take part in this activity, you will need the following (but feel free to mix and match your resources): Paper, magazines, newspapers, fabric, scissors and glue
- Have a look through magazines and newspapers to find images and/or words that resonate with you. What images and words do you associate with revitalisation?
- Cut or rip them out and start to arrange them on your sheet of paper.
- Then, when you are happy with your arrangement, stick them down.
- You might want to add texture. If you have any fabric, you can use this to do so.
Remember! There’s no right or wrong way to make a collage. It’s something personal to you and can look any way you want it to look.
Activity 4: Recent Revitalisation
We’ve all been looking for ways to revitalise ourselves after an oftentimes stressful few years finding our way through the pandemic. Why not use this as inspiration for your revitalisation piece? Maybe you could display a new hobby you’ve found or write a story, song or poem about what has gotten you through the uncertainty of the pandemic and helped you to revitalise!
Whether it’s meditation, sports, or spending time with others or yourself; wherever you have found your revitalisation we’d love to see it in our exhibition!
Activity 5: CREATE!
There’s no right or wrong way to approach this piece. Maybe you saw this and thought of something else you’d like to create – maybe it’s sewing, painting, drawing, singing or dancing! Maybe it’s something not listed. Anything goes as long as you’re highlighting what revitalisation means to you.
LAUGHING FAMILY ENERGY FOOD FRIENDS ART CHALLENGES MEMORIES SUNSET EXERCISE RELAXING FAITH YOGA GAMING NATURE SINGING DANCING PAINTING BAKING SHARING PARKS VISUALISATION PRAYING JOY SLEEP ZOOM REMINISCING SECRETS THE INTERNET CAMPAIGNING SOCIAL MEDIA THE SEA TRAVELLING PLAYING HELPING READING LISTENING CARING USING MY PHONE WRITING CREATING MEDITATION SPORTS WALKING PHOTOGRAPHS TRYING NEW THINGS THE GARDEN PARKS VOLUNTEERING LEARNING SMILING FOOTBALL BEING PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN ME PATTERNS MAKING DECISIONS FEELING EXCITED STORYTELLING
What does revitalisation mean to you?