As part of our project with skate brand Doyenne, Hart School artists collaborated with Rae on a series of hand painted skateboard decks. Rae lead two workshops with the students, showing the full process from initial concept designs and drawings to the finished painted piece.
Our artists explored the theme of finding comfort in uncomfortable spaces and how each of the artists can express themselves freely. Rae guided the artists with their expertise having painted murals and skateboards regularly in their own practice.
With varied and individual approaches to the theme, they created a great array of designs and styles, whilst experimenting with new materials and processes.
The collection of one-off painted skateboards will be available to view at Hart Club gallery on the 26th of March and will be auctioned later in the year.
We caught up with Rae below as they share their experience of being involved with Hart School…
“As a neurodivergent queer person, I can really struggle finding places where I feel comfortable to be myself and especially where I feel comfortable to teach”
Here’s what happened when I spent some time with Hart Club over the last few weeks. I went to visit their amazing space in Lambeth north, Waterloo, where they had screen printing equipment, painting and all kinds of other really cool stuff.
At the Hart School they provide access to the arts for local people from all walks of life celebrating inclusivity and diversity which obviously I love as a neurodivergent queer person. I can really struggle finding places where I feel comfortable to be myself and especially where I feel comfortable to teach.
Here we had an amazing time working with spray paints and Posca markers and other materials to apply their art on to skateboards. Everyone made me feel so comfortable and included and I was really blown away by the level of talent, creativity and support.
We’ve created a really exciting series of artworks that celebrate neurodivergence. You can catch them next weekend at the exhibition at Hart Club in collaboration with Doyenne skateboards.