The View Tube and Container Cafe are closed for a well earned Christmas break from 24th December. We’ll be back bright eyed and bushy tailed from 3rd January 2012, where you can catch the last few weeks of Tomas Klassnik and Riitta Ikonen’s exhibition ‘From Factories to Flowers’, as part of the Sparked exhibition series.
Don’t forget, before you head to the View Tube, you can download the activity sheet here, which accompanies the current Sparked exhibition, with Tomas Klassnik and Riitta Ikonen.
Once you’ve completed the form, come here and check your answers in the featured post in the blogs right column. Take a photo, or scan your photos and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can put them in our online gallery. Don’t forget to put your name, age and postcode in the email!
Extract from activity sheet
Pick up an activity sheet from the Sparked exhibition at View Tube, or download it here before you go. You can check your answers back here, plus email us (at email@example.com) a photo or scan of your drawings to add to our online gallery - don’t forget to include your name, age and postcode!
Activity sheet drawing sent in by Millie (aged 6)
Carry on reading for the activity sheet answers only!
Answers from activity sheet - only peek if you’ve already done it!
1. There are 8 buttons in the grey sculpture. Buttons are present in the sculpture as their used to be a Haberdashery and fabric trimming company on the site, using ribbons, buttons, wool, snaps and string
2. A dog can be found in the sculpture. This is because there used to be guard dogs on the site, protecting the business and people who lived there.
3. Send in a photo or scan of your drawing of the trapeze artists, who used to do circus training on the site! firstname.lastname@example.org
4. A woodwork fabricator company used to produce replica Victorian cabinets and tables, as well as beautiful Grandfather Clocks
5. There are all sorts of flowers of different colours, we’ve listed a few below, but send in any different ones you have to email@example.com and we’ll add them in!
6. The seedbrush (or biological drawing device) is made from willow
7. There are 29 seed dispensers on the ‘biological drawing device’. Some have been refilled, whilst others are now empty from their previous journeys, which you can watch here
8. Send in a photo or scan of your drawing of your own flower to go up in our online gallery. Don’t forget to include your name and postcode! firstname.lastname@example.org
An important element of the Sparked project is to provide free art workshops to families, inspired by the current Sparked exhibition. For our inaugural exhibition with Tomas Klassnik and Riitta Ikonen, we are delighted to announce that View Tube will host the first family day on Saturday 3 December.
Families will work with world class artists Riitta Ikonen and Tomas Klassnik on a take away model seed garden inspired by their exhibition.
Art workshop times: 10.30am - 12pm or 1-2.30pm
Limited spaces available so email email@example.com to book art workshop spaces and find out more. The workshops are aimed at accompanied young people under 16years, or older if you just want to have fun!
There’s also a Christmas Craft Market, discovering treasures from the park with object handling from the Museum of London Docklands, festive foods and all the usual View Tube activities.
If you would like a stall at the market, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomas Klassnik & Riitta Ikonen and their ‘biological drawing device’, Nov 2011