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Inspired by Imagine Bamboo

In August 2023, the National Gallery in partnership with Westminster City Council, hosted Summer on the Square – a programme of free, daily creative sessions and activities to inspire visitors.

Inspired by Imagine Bamboo, makers from Imagineer hosted a free drop-in workshop where visitors could build, design, dream and play with bamboo! We made bamboo art inspired by the painting ‘A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas’ by Claude-Joseph Vernet. 

Highlights from Imagine Bamboo at the National Gallery:

children and families crafting with bamboo sticks
Crafting in the Summer in the Square marquee in Trafalgar Square

Painting of ship in a storm in a bamboo frame
We responded to A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas by Claude-Joseph Vernet

Bamboo and ropes made to look like ship rigging
Ship scenes made from bamboo

BAMBOO shaped into ship rigging with model of star fish
Bamboo sea creatures joined the picture

Parents and children crafting with bamboo sticks
Families made sea-inspired sculptures using bamboo  

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