‘I am inspired by my Nigerian heritage, where parables are woven into objects.
I don’t just fix broken chairs, I give them new stories.
When people buy them, they add their own stories.'
Multidisciplinary artist Yinka Ilori
This year we want to celebrate the inner artist in us all. Reimagining allows us to explore art and use it as a springboard to develop our own artistic voices.During Access All Arts week 2022, we’ll be challenging young artists across the UK and Ireland to reimagine across our five expressions. Watch this space for our free classroom resources to support you on your creative adventures, including exclusive content from leading artists and performers.
Albert Einstein said ‘Creativity is intelligence having fun’. Who are we to argue? Inject more Einstein into your classroom creativity with our super quick but super fun reimagine challenges.
Here are some tips from the Crafts Council:
“Craft is the perfect medium to reimagine your world. You might take an everyday object and transform it into something new—add a component, change its purpose, make it your own! Use materials in surprising ways—what if you made a hat from cardboard or knitted a saucepan using wool? Bring your own culture, heritage and personal insight to what you make. How do you imagine things differently to your friends?”
The Crafts Council are teaming up with visual artist Yinka Ilori to challenge learners to reimagine one of his strikingly colourful designs in their own way. Find out more about Yinka’s Challenge here.