“STIK and the Southbank Centre invite children to join a free workshop and collaborate on an exclusive print edition as part of Imagine Children’s Festival. An animated series of six life-size rubber stamps hand-carved by STIK form the image for each print”.
Stik Stamp takes place between 8th-16th February 2023 at The Southbank Centre. Stik Stramp happens from 10.30AM each day, Exhibition Space, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall as part of the Imagine Children’s Festival at the London venue. The event is free, , ticketed in the mornings and drop-in afternoons
“Every workshop participant (age 2 – 11) will lift one of the inked rubber stamps featuring STIK’s minimalist ‘stick man’ figures onto 100% wove hemp paper jumping, stomping and stamping to create their own unique version of the monochrome print to take home. The artworks are produced using raw, industrial materials in a human scale in reference to Brutalist principles. Each print will also be photographed to become part of an extended version of the animation currently on screens throughout the Southbank Centre. The rubber stamps will be destroyed at the end of the nine-day workshop making this a one-off opportunity for children to have fun, learn and take home their own collaborative STIK artwork.
STIK says “We are stamping our feet to make art in a fun way, it will get messy!”
STIK is known for his minimalist figurative ‘stick man’ style and large permanent bronze sculpture ‘Holding Hands’ in East London’s Hoxton Square. His public murals can be found in London, New York and Tokyo. He has made artworks for the NHS, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and London Borough of Hackney. He co-founded Dulwich Outdoor Gallery and funds several organisations that support artists”.
Stik Stamp is free and runs 10.30am – 6.30pm daily (10.30am – 5.30pm Mon & Tue).
Tickets are required for morning sessions, 10.30am – 1.30pm. You can book a free ticket online from 9am each day for morning slots on the same day. Drop-in sessions run 2pm – 6.30pm daily (2pm – 5.30pm Mon & Tue). No tickets are required for these sessions – a queuing system is in place.
Sessions take place every 15 minutes. One ticket is required per child participating (babes in arms do not require a ticket), and there is a limit of one print per child.
Families and guardians must accompany children at all times. Some protective equipment is provided, but please wear appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.