Over 3 weekend workshops a small group of dads in Exeter helped their kids make solar panel artworks to charge their phones.
Making a solar panel artwork is really enjoyable, but some of the elements (like soldering) need close supervision, so the dads made it possible for their kids to experience something they probably wouldn’t be able to do at school.
To be fair, no-one ever told me I couldn’t make solar panel artworks, no-one ever said I couldn’t work in a STEM job and no-one said power-tools are for boys.
But somehow I still felt like power was in the male domain.
We think giving young people the chance to experience their ability to make electricity can give confidence to participate in discussions about our energy future.
Art and Energy has been working with esteemed partners at The University of Exeter, LaserCutz in Honiton, The Fab Lab in Plymouth and The RSA in London to explore the aesthetic versatility of the solar PV technology and develop a new craftivist approach to generating green energy.
On display for the first time anywhere ever, Art and Energy will unveil these new artworks on: Sat 16 March 10am – 4pm at Kaleider studios, 45 Preston Street, Exeter as part of Mikro Fest.
It is with huge excitement and anticipation that Chloe Uden and Naomi Wright invite you to attend the unveiling of our first solar panel artworks.
This private view will take place at MikroFest at 3:30 – 5:00pm on Friday 15 March at the new Kaleider studios, so you will also have an opportunity to see their new space as well.