The Big Little Exhibition 2019


This June WE celebratE Children’s Art Week with a fun filled programme delivered by the BAC founder Eliyah Qureshi and dedicated volunteers at the launch of Vision Redbridge’s summer of outdoor arts programme at Ken Ashton Square

Children’s Art Week

Children’s Art Week

Organised by Engage, Children’s Art Week is a week-long, nationwide celebration of children’s creativity. From the 8th - 16th of June libraries, community halls, heritage venues, country parks, schools, museums and galleries across the country will deliver fun, engaging, creative activities bringing thousands of children, teachers and families together. Children’s Art Week is the perfect opportunity for children, young people and families to have fun and make art together at local venues which support creative engagement. 

Barkingside’s outdoor arts space

Barkingside’s outdoor arts space

Learn more about Ken Aston Square outdoor arts space Pop Up Market and Workshops



Free outdoor drop-in art workshops 

We will inspire creative wonder with two FREE drop-in inclusive outdoor art workshops and activities open to all ages and abilities on the day. BAC founder Eliyah Qureshi and her team of local visual artists will help you to create your masterpieces with materials provided. 

A6 card workshop
Each participant will be given an A6 piece of card and a variety of available mediums like crayons and markers to create a little masterpiece. Following the workshop every A6 artwork created will be showcased as part of  ‘The Big Little Exhibition’ on the windows of Fullwell Cross Library, promoting the importance of Visual Art education for children and inclusion in the community.

Chalk pavement art and games 

We can draw our favourite things with chalk! Barkingside Art Club volunteers will be ready to go whenever you are with enough chalk to cover Ken Aston square in beautiful pavement art. We will dedicate an area in a quieter space next to the Fullwell Cross library where children can play games like hopscotch, tic-tac-toe or maybe invent their own and draw it on with chalk so the whole community can give it a go! 

Painting on Buntings workshop
To celebrate the achievements of Ken Aston who introduced the yellow and red penalty card system in football, we will be painting with yellow and red on white bunting together as a team. The beautifully adorned bunting will then go on display on the day and throughout summer outdoor arts events at Ken Aston square. 


‘The Big Little Exhibition’ 

in honour of Children’s Art Week

With its first iteration in 2018, the Big Little Exhibition is our Annual art exhibition for children of the club and the community to exhibit their art in the windows of Fullwell Cross Library for all Redbridge residents to see. This year's theme revolves around cultural diversity and intellectual inclusion.

As well as work created in the lead up workshops we will also be showing the works created by Barkingside Art Club’s workshop participants throughout the year. On display will also be the 40 artworks created by children participating in our ‘I am Redbridge’ flag workshops, elements from these drawings will be used to paint 4 silk flags on display at Ken Aston square for the duration of the Barkingside’s outdoor art events. We will have 10 artworks corresponding to each flag painted by students from Fullwood Primary School, Coppice Primary School, local home schooled children and SEND children.

The theme of the exhibition 'I am Redbridge' aims to encapsulate our foundation principles while driving forward our vision for a more tolerant society. 

Visual art is considered to be one of the most successful tools in helping children and students grow. Be it in the school, or in one of our workshops. Students are given the opportunity to become more confident and relieve themselves of any social burdens they may be bearing. With this year’s theme 'I am Redbridge' we aim to display the wonderful works of our students on A6 cards with the hopes to reach a wider audience. To highlight the need for visual arts in education which is still lacking. Coupled with the goal to share each artist's individual view of the world around them, the Big Little Exhibition is sure to bring the entire community together. 


'I am Redbridge'

Flags Unveiling

The unveiling of ‘I am Redbridge’ silk painted flags painted by local children attending Fullwell Primary School, Coppice Primary School, SEND children and those who are home-schooled. We will celebrate our diversity and inclusivity within our community by displaying 4 flags painted by each workshop group showing us what ‘I am Redbridge’ means to them. The 5ft painted silk flags to be admired for the duration of the Barkingside’s outdoor art events programme.

Flags will be painted during special workshop sessions conducted at respective schools and as a drop in workshop for home schooled and SEND children at Fullwell Cross Library in the first week of June. BAC will provide all materials and guidance free of charge. 

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Volunteer Opportunity


If you enjoy community art projects and would like to gain some valuable experience in organising and running art workshops and exhibitions, why not volunteer with us? 

From setting up workshops to invigilating art exhibitions and reportage photography, we have a variety of roles suitable for all ages and interests.

We also offer future opportunities for gaining Art Awards to volunteers under 25 who want to take part in our Young Minds programme as regular volunteers. This is a brilliant way to gain valuable work experience and even receive UCAS tariff points outside of school. 

If you would like to help out please get in touch at: