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Twenty Years Family Workshop: Imagine the Future

What will our lives look like in the future? In this art workshop we will visualise our thoughts, dreams and predictions as drawings, collages or writing. 

A table laid with coloured notecards, pens and pencils and a tape dispenser. A hand is pulling tape from the dispenser while another holds two of the notecards.

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What will our homes or clothes be like in the future? How will we travel and what will we eat? In this creative and playful art workshop we will be asking ourselves these kinds of questions. With the help of the artists and a homemade ‘time machine’ that randomly selects future dates and subject categories, we will be visualising our thoughts, dreams and predictions as drawings, collages or writing.

 Suitable for all ages and levels of art experience, this workshop provides a fun and inclusive space to explore our imaginations and ways to visualise ideas. Bennett and McDermott are experienced artists and arts educators who specialise in creating fun and accessible art and learning environments. Participants will be working on long pieces of paper to create colourful and dynamic time-line pictures to take home.

Twenty Years was first exhibited at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth in 2019. The installation was presented at Southampton City Art Gallery and The Old Fire Station, Oxford in 2021 and in 2022 the project is being exhibited at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry and the Museum in the Park, Stroud.


Bennett & McDermott are grateful to Arts Council England and the National Lottery for funding this tour of Twenty Years.

The focus of Bennett and McDermott’s collaborative art practice is to produce contemporary art that is accessible, engaging, and promotes the values of generosity, community & creativity. Bennett & McDermott are based in Stroud, Gloucestershire where they live with their two young daughters.

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