Magnum Photos: Where Ideas Are Born, David Batchelor: Colour Is and our permanent collections will be open on Saturday 20 August. Due to a wedding taking place, our ground floor galleries will be closed on this day from 3pm. Sorry for any inconvenienced caused.

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David Batchelor Free Colour Activities

Mon 25 JulySun 2 October

David Batchelor Free Colour Activities

Come and take part in our David Batchelor Colour Trail this summer

David Batchelor’s work is concerned, above all, with colour. His work reflects both a delight in the brilliant hues of the changing urban environment, and how we respond to the experience of colour in the West.

Most people use their eyes to see, but some people can feel, taste or even smell colour! This is called Synaesthesia. Our Colour card pack helps you to experience colour a little differently as you explore the David Batchelor: Colour Is exhibition, our galleries and grounds. How would blue taste to you? How does green sound? Peek through the spy holes in the colour pack to look at the art works from a different perspective and use our Spot it sheet to draw what you see!

Colour Play Trolley

Our Colour Play trolley inspired by David Batchelor’s Colour Is exhibition is packed full of materials to help you to get creative and experience colour a little differently in the exhibition.

Colour Bags

We have 3 different colour bags packed full of sensory & colourful materials to get your children experimenting with reflections, exploring how bees see colour and discovering all the colours of the rainbow!

Colourful 2D Concretos

Make a mini 2D sculpture just like David Batchelor using our colourful and obscure shapes. David calls his sculptures “Concretos” as he uses a concrete base to hold colourful waste materials to make beautiful urban sculptures.

Draw your own Concreto

Draw a beautiful Concreto using the stencil shapes or create your own design!

Don’t forget to take a photograph of your creations and tag us in on Instagram.

These activities are free with a valid membership or day ticket