In conjunction with the Koffler Gallery exhibition Nicole Collins: Furthest Boundless, the education team constructed a hands on workshop for grade 7 and 8 students from Faywood Arts-Based Curriculum School. The Koffler team then joined the students in their school to discuss the 1960s Italian art movement Arte Povera, highlighting examples by artists who utilized found objects and organic materials in their works. Students were then given time to create their own mixed media art pieces, utilizing a similar working modality as Collins’ and the Arte Povera artists. Students drew inspiration from Collins’ installation Apeiron producing works that employed a combination of traditional art mediums and organic materials.

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Nicole Collins, Apeiron (Koffler Gallery installation detail), 2018. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

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