Art is magic. Art is utterly vital. Art has the power to heal deep wounds, to aid us in the darkest moments.
The Ritual Art workshop will be an experiential workshop that explores both the rewards and sacrifice of this form of artistic and spiritual practice
Life is exploration. We enter the world to find our truth, the reasons for why we have manifested and what we might accomplish in the days, months and years of our lives.
Through exercises and collaboration, participants will engage in an exciting, fun and challenging day of creative and ritual activity that will develop a new working narrative for the story of existence.
John Harrigan has spent his life creating large scale rituals under the guise of FoolishPeople. As an artist he has developed a working practice ‘Theatre of Manifestation’ which is a framework and guide that enables each participant to plot their own course to explore the truth of their own story. John’s work with FoolishPeople has been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Arcola Theatre, Secret Cinema and Wilderness Festival amongst others. Over the last thirty years FoolishPeople has collaborated with hundreds of artists and creatives. John has hosted talks and workshops at the Royal College of Art, ICA, Royal Central School of Drama, the BBC among others.
“Those of you who know me well will already be aware of the changes in me since I took part in the first Ritual Art Workshop in June and a subsequent one in July of this year, but I think the difference must be apparent to even those of you who don’t know all of the details. John Harrigan gave me the tools to free myself when I didn’t even know I was imprisoned, and in doing so has helped me find my way to where I should have been all along. I have so much love for this man and his work.”
DATE – 2nd of February 2020
TIME – 10am – 4pm – Ashton Court Mansion