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Hands on

Saturday, 19 November 2016
10.30 am – 12pm

Families joined us in the gallery to learn about Alice Channer’s sculptural techniques and create your own futuristic fingers and hands.

Our hands are very important to us and we use them all the time to experience the world around us. For artists, their hands are crucial – they need them to make things with!

Alice Channer has been stretching and bending her finger using hi-tech computer processes – then getting these new versions made in metal. Suspended in the gallery they still look like fingers – but there’s something not quite human about them now.

Inspired by Alice’s processes, we had our very own production line in the gallery to make sculptures from our hands. We made alginate moulds of our fingers and then produced plaster replicas to take home.