Russian Constructivists - The Art of Revolution

Docklands Centre (lounge)

Saturday, 20th January 14:30 – 17:00

This month we're exploring Russian Constructivists, their commitment to the ideals of the Bolshevik Revolution and their part in the creation of a new society during the turbulent revolutionary period.

There will be a brief art history lecture at 2.30 about Russian Constructivism, how this movement applied Marxist principles to their art and in doing so helped the Bolsheviks to win the revolution. Feel free to drop in at any point to do some arts and crafts if you can't make the lecture!

Posters were vital in spreading support for the revolutions of the twentieth century. Cheap to mass produce, ephemeral, tied to time and place; many posters have had far-reaching, long-lasting impact. Join us to explore the art and symbolism employed by revolutionary movements through discussion and creation.

Pay what you can (suggested minimum donation = £7.00 to help cover costs)

No experience, knowledge or artistic talent needed.

Basic materials provided, feel free to also bring your own.

These events will take place on Saturdays: Jan 20th, Feb 17th, Mar 16th, and Apr 13th.