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From August 2018 to Feb 2019 a series of workshops generated the clay rocks in Riverbed. In the workshops participants were invited to engage in discussion about a topic while making rocks out of clay with their hands. The rocks were then dried, bisqued in an electric kiln, and then wood fired. Documentation from the two wood firings can be found here.

Ngarimu Blair 

Tuesday August 7, 2018 @ Artspace

K?rero tuku iho with Ngarimu Blair recounting the story of T?maki Makaurau from the perspective of his iwi, Ng?ti Wh?tua.

Photo Monique Redmond

How do we create groups that will last? Building organisation for the long haul: a chance to reflect together.

Tuesday 28 August 2018 @ Artspace

A participatory workshop facilitated by Sue Bradford and Fiona Jack aimed at sharing experiences and reflections on what hinders and what helps the development of sustainable, long-lasting community-based and activist organisations.  

Women challenging power and making change – a participatory celebration of Women’s Suffrage Day.

Wednesday 19 September 2018 @ Artspace

Participatory workshop facilitated by Fiona Jack and Sue Bradford aimed at sharing thoughts and experiences around the theme ‘Women challenging power and making change.’ 

Photo Lea Schlatter

Speaking out in challenging times

Friday 28 September – 3.00pm Sat 29 September 2018 @ Kotare Educational Centre, Hoteo North, near Wellsford.   

A two day participatory workshop hosted by Kotare Educational Trust, facilitated by Sue Bradford, Fiona Jack, Tim Howard, Catherine Delahunty.

This workshop explored collective understanding of why speaking up and speaking out seem especially complex at present for those of us with commitment to economic, social, ecological and Tiriti justice, and to explore ways in which we might – separately or together – strengthen our capacity to change the world, or at least that piece of it with which we’re particularly engaged. organise in what feels like particularly challenging times.   


‘Reform or Revolution? An age-old paradox: How might we approach this question in Aotearoa 2018?

Tuesday 9 October 2018 @Artspace

Participatory workshop facilitated by Tim Howard, Fiona Jack and Sue Bradford

Riverbed workshop at KOTARE SUMMER SCHOOL 

25 JAN 2019 @ Kotare Educational Centre, Hoteo North, near Wellsford.   

What can an art school be? 

Thursday 31st January, 2019 @ Artspace

In this changing world where anyone can be an artist and elitist cultural structures are destabilised (or is it the opposite?), this participatory workshop facilitated by Fiona Jack considered how art can be taught/learned, with and for whom, in what contexts, and to what end? 

Michael Asher and baked beans

Friday February 15, 2018 @ Artspace

A conversation between Fiona Jack and Sue Bradford on radical pedagogies

Daytime Workshop with Tamariki at Ihum?tao Reclamation Festival

Saturday March 2, 2019 @ Ihum?tao Reclamation Festival

Facilitated by Rebecca Hobbs, Sue Bradford and Fiona Jack under the guidance of Kuia Betty. Participants were invited to make rocks while engaging in conversation with Rebecca and others about the volcanic field on which Ihum?tao and the ?tuataua Stonefields rest.