Crafting The Line
Arts & Media School Islington has been selected by Art on the Underground as one of six schools to work with artist Jasleen Kaur for Crafting the Line. This project explores the artists’ filmic journey along the Victoria Line, above ground, along with shops and cultural sites along the Line as inspiration for the pupils to produce 3-D products or souvenirs to be presented in their local Underground station. This is part of Underline: Art & Music for the Victoria line, an exciting 18 month programme of artists’ commissions, free events and projects.
For this session the afterschool ART CLUB, made up of Year 7 students (now year 8), took part designing machines, objects and contraptions to deal with a future world where only re-usable materials are possible. The concept related to Jasleen Kaur’s own practice, which focuses on craft making and makers both unintentional and professional. During the workshop the students learnt about local craft makers and suppliers around Finsbury Park, discussing the skills of people who have become more and more obscured and less visible in how we consume and use objects.
The work is now on display in Finsbury Park Underground Station. On Wednesday 9th November the students and the artist officially opened the display.
The students who took part were:
Khalil 8A • Lusheen 8D • Diana 8C • Ranika 8A • Hayaam 8C • Mariam 8E