JENNY PENGILLY ︎ CYP Studio Residency ︎

From July to December 2022, artist and educator Jenny Pengilly will be working with early years children (2-5yrs) and their families from Abbey Wood and Thamesmead to develop a co-produced publication that documents their lived experience.

Commissioned and Produced by TACO!, in partnership with Bow Arts and Better Children's Centres Abbey Wood and Thamesmead, Jenny will be in residence at Bow Arts Lakeside Centre, collaborating with children onsite at the children's centres, as well as engaging with the local YMCA nursery

As part of her research Jenny is producing a series of radio programmes on RTM.FM exploring experimental musicin relation to childhood, children’s learning, culture and experience. Check out Experimental Tunes and Children here. 

Jenny Pengilly is a visual artist working in education and social engagement. Her work predominantly focuses on the medium of the ‘art workshop’ and the use of affective materials and making to facilitate play, experimentation, collaboration and mutual growth and exchange with children, young people, families, and adults. Jenny is interested in the interactions, conversations, processes and objects that emerge from these sessions and exploring how they could be creatively expanded. Jenny is co-director of El-Warcha, a collaborative art and design collective working with different communities in London to improve their living environments.

For the last eight years she has run the education programme at the Estorick Collection of Italian modern for schools, families and adults. Jenny has previously worked with Tate Kids, Wellcome Collection, South London Gallery, Institute of Education and Chisenhale Gallery amongst other arts and community organisations.

Episode 1: Learning, Courtesy of the artist

Hello! Up Here! Lakeside Centre, Thamesmead

Disco with Robin, Courtesy of the artist




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