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    Welcome to Galleryonline - an exhibition space for WEA courses, students and workers

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    Lift Off

    A brilliant collection of work from the creative writing course at Mind in Tower Hamlets

    Lift Off

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    Poetry Works

    Poetry from the WEA 'Approaches to Literature: How Poetry Works' course held at the Compass Theatre in Ruislip 

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    Writing London

    A collection of learners' work from the excellent creative writing course at the Museum of London.

    Creative Writing

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    Practical Art in Guildford

    A selection of work from the WEA Guildford course. Click here to see the gallery. 

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    Creative Writing

    Creative writing from the Muswell Hill course taught by Stewart Permutt

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    Third Age Project: Pottery

    TAP Pottery
    Latest work from the TAP Pottery Group

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    Gardening Photos

    Photographs produced by students at the WEA Digital Photography and Photoshop course.

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    Poems produced during WEA Literature courses in Barnes and Petts Wood under the tutelage of Louis Parker. Book

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    Drawing at the British Museum

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    WEA tutor Jim Dunkley led a group of budding artists to produce this excellent work at the British Museum

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    Chief Joie-less a play by Thomas Crowe

    Thomas Crowe teaches Theatre Studies for WEA London Region and is planning to take this play to live audiences some time in 2010
    © Thomas Crowe 2009

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    Exploring London’s City Architecture


    Photographs, drawings and maps from a week of walks and talks around London's city architecture.
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    ‘From Oakfiends to Ironmen’
    Last summer learners from the Oakfield Day Service in Liverpool took part in an animation course and produced this brilliant short film. The course was run by WEA tutors Tina Read and Sam Hatton.

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    Mosaic Sculptures


    Mosaic artist and WEA Tutor Clare Goodall led this group to create fantastic 3d mosaic sculptures at the Barton Children's centre in Oxford.

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    Painting the Garden

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    Margaret Erber has been studing art history at Finchley WEA and produced this painting as a response to a recent course.

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    Ten Feet Away Arts

    Artist and writers of the ten feet away art and poetry groups , many of whom have some experience of homelessness, are producing their own myspace pages to display their work and provide additional platforms for expressing themselves. This project is in its early stages but a few of the sites can be seen below:

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    Holly Lodge Life Drawing Class

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    These drawings were made by the Holly Lodge Community Centre life drawing class who meet weekly in Highgate. They are a friendly, talented group from an interesting variety of creative backgrounds - (from no previous experience to art degree level). This course is run by Artist & WEA tutor Camilla Scaramanga.

    Click here for the course outline.

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    Students Present!

    Recently WEA tutors and students have been trying out new sound recording equipment. Click the links below to hear learners talk about art and perform plays. You too could be this erudite and cultured after doing a WEA course!

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    In partnership with the Workers' Educational Association London Region, Ten Feet Away Poetry is a project providing courses on poetry and poetry performance to learners with a background of homelessness. Based in Islington North London, the work produced is of excellent quality. Click below and read for yourself

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    Holly Lodge Video Project: Promotional Video for Age Concern Islington

    Click to see the video A promotional video for Age Concern Islington made by the Holly Lodge Video Project, a WEA funded project based in Highgate, North London.

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    Arts from Oakfield - Liverpool
    Fantastic video and animation content produced by learners at Oakfield in Liverpool.


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    Jungle Jive

    Sally Saves Sam

    Who is...


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    Journey Exhibition

    "These new artists are all members of the Age Concern Southwark Black Elders Group and have been working under the tutelage of South African artist Mbuyisa Maphalala.With his guidance they have collectively produced a body of work that draws on a whole range of influences, from cubism to the folk art of West Africa."

    Michael Holland - Art Editor - Southwark News 3/4/07

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    See the exhibition here

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    The Third Age Project: Pottery

    The WEA works in partnership with the Third Age Project, a local older people's registered charity run by and for older people. It serves a highly diverse population of West Euston, Camden, notable for having low incomes, poor health and suffering multiple deprivations. It strongly believes in promoting a healthy and enoyable "third age".

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    The pottery class at The Third Age Project has been running for the past six years. Taught by Daniella Saul (an accomplished professional potter, see her work at, the class has an energetic group of students with a wide range of abilities and skills.

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    Ten Feet Away video project:


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    Funded by Awards for All 

    Students are from homeless/socially excluded backgrounds. All the work is of broadcast standard, inventive and socially committed.

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    The Bradbury Centre - Worcester Association for the Blind

    Every member of this class has a visual impairment and most have lost their sight late in life, the oldest member of the group is 97. No-one in the group had made felt before.

    The Tutor for this group is Sheila Farrell


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    Handmade felt collage
    Size 6ft x 2ft

    Over a period of weeks everyone created the elements of the picture using traditional handfelting techniques. 

    This piece of work was exhibited at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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    WEA worker Andy Perrin - Photographs

    Rainbow Photgraphs taken in and around Devon in autumn

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    WEA worker Phil Good - Paperface Animation

    Paperface Animation
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    Phil is a freelance designer with experience with major brands as well as local bands, charities and more. He is the designer of the WEA websites and materials.

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    WEA worker Mbuyisa Maphalala

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    Mbuyisa's Gallery

    Mbuyisa is an international artist practicing in London and exhibiting in the USA, Europe and Africa. He teaches for the WEA in South London on a black elders project in partnership with Age Concern.

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    Art History - 'Looking at Art' 

    These resources have been developed to provide WEA learners and tutors with high quality online materials. London Region have started collecting presentations by subject specialists. Stored in our tutor resources, they can be used by all tutors as appropriate in their WEA classes.

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Drawings from the sculpture and objects on display at the British Museum

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Work from the Fine Art Drawing & Painting class run by Joel Minot

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A selection of pictures from our varied "widening participation" programme.

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A selection of pictures from our "open access" programme.