Here you will find our latest news, dates for new shows and latest pictures from our workshops. So scroll down and see what we’ve been up to this month or scroll a bit further and see what we’ve done before.
Alice had a great time with the children from Tickford Park Primary, using natural materials and creating structures for their school trip. She also had a poo flinging time at MK gallery, using weaving techniques with tape and wool to facilitate an inclusively silly workshop for families. We are getting close to the start of our adult art course and we are looking forward to meeting some new artists. This new course is for adults who identify as LGBTQA+ and have a.keen interest in the arts. To book a place click the link here – http://Www.QAlliance.org.uk. This course will be run for 8 weeks and will be held at MK Gallery – www.mkgallery.org.uk
We had a gentle introduction into 2023 with a sensory exploration of weaving, ink spraying and fabric paint. These inclusive workshops at MK Gallery are designed for children with SEN needs and are so much fun to facilitate. We also took another mindful exploration with Nook by Nature to dust off the cobwebs and slowly emerge from wintering. For more information about their wonderful workshops click here: Www.nookbynature.co.uk
We Joined Nook by Nature for a mindful tapping and journaling morning. This reminded us that it’s important to slow down and allow for rest. December was a welcomed quiet month in which we mindfully took some time off. See you in the new year for renewed creativity.
November was a calm month as we start to wind down this year. We had an crafty afternoon with comedian Claire Summerskill “Professional Lesbian” sharing creative ways to explore LGBTQ culture in Milton Keynes. This event was organised by Arts and Heritage alliance and Q Alliance. Alice facilitated some great inclusive workshops at MK Gallery where she explored dress up, play and puppets.
Our Queer Art Collective exhibition was a wonderful success, all the participants had work that they were proud of. We had exhibits that audiences could add to which made the day very inclusive and fun. We had some great feedback and we plan to run further Queer Art workshops next year.
We’re here already? September has almost gone and we’ve been busy creating and making. Our adult art course is in full swing, we’ve tried fabric printing, painting with the help of microscopes and we also creating a large collective mandala. The 8 week art course will end with a wonderful exhibition where we will invite the public to see what the participants have been up to. Watch out for dates coming soon. Alice has been creating a shadow city with families from Mk gallery’s Art and Us program, a wonderful offer for families with children with complex needs. We also had a great time at MK Pride, we found time to go help clean up the following day and this was so much fun. See the fantastic work Q Alliance do here: http://Www.QAlliance.org.uk
August brought the start of our art course with Q Alliance for LGBTQA+ adults in Milton Keynes. We have settled in to the sessions this month with clay, mark making, portraiture and Journaling. We were invited to make dens for the Supporting Extra Special Families event at Broughton School. We had fantastic weather for it and built some fantastic structures. We were also asked to play at the Spare Parts Festival with Huge the Mammoth. This large beast was created by the wonderfully creative Jessica Rost. Go and check out her website, she’s fabulous.
We had a wonderful time at MK Gallery for our Pride event, making flags and creating puppets. The silent disco was a big hit. We launched our Queer Art Collective MK course and we’re almost already fully booked. This 8 week art course will run from August and can be booked via the Q Alliance website. One of Shauna’s large mixed media canvas’ is currently being exhibited at Westbury Arts Centre so go and check it out, along with all the other amazing pieces on show. Next week we will be out and about performing at the Tram Festival and it will be lovely to play with street audiences again.
Happy Pride month. 🏳️🌈 June has been hot and creative. Grab an ice lolly and your paint brush but don’t mix them up. Alice had a fantastic session building sensory dens at MK Gallery for their Art and Us programme; an inclusive art practice for children with complex needs and their families. We’ve been t-shirt printing again with some greatly enthusiastic teens and shauna has been exploring abstract painting with the young people at Arts for Health MK. We’ve been asked to run a family pride workshop later this month on the 25th at MK Gallery. The Pride event will include a silent disco, pride art activities and dress up. More details can be found on the Gallery website.
This month we have been exploring paper puppet making with a few different groups of young people. We brought them to life, filming them and giving them voices. Such fun. Shauna was working with the teens at Arts for Health MK creating mindful clay sculptures. Messy but wonderful. We have really settled into the new studio and we can’t wait until the new workshop space is open and ready for some No Outcome Art greatness.
April came and went so quickly and we loved it. We were at MK Gallery making old fashioned signs with young people which was inspired by their latest Ingrid Pollard exhibition. Shauna has started planning for her up coming workshops with Arts for
health MK. Alice had a fantastic artist-sharing day where lots of artist were able to share their practice and learn from each other. we’ve got some fabulous new workshops coming up so check on our social media for updates and how to book.
March has seen us exploring nests and habitats with families in the community. We have been making dens, spotting different animal habitats and looking at what they use to build them. We still have a few places left on our Habitations workshop at MK Gallery but the spots are filling fast so book now. See link above.
Our Resolutions Poster will be exhibited this Month at The Big Shop Friday space in central MK. All money raised from the posters will go to Mind MK, a local Mental Health Charity. We had the last Create and Play session this week at MK Art Centre and it was a busy session, the children explored dens and nest building, this theme will carry over to next month as we will be running a special workshop on habitats at MK Gallery in March. Keep a look out for dates.
Happy New Year everyone. We’ve been settling into the new spaces at Arts Central MK. Shauna has been so inspired, painting two new big canvas paintings. Our poster for Big Shop Friday ‘Resolutions” has already sold and will be exhibited in February in MK.
Big News alert… We are moving studios this month. We have moved into the bustling matropolis of Arts Central MK. A hub of over 40 creatives, wow, that will definitely get our creative juices flowing. We will still be doing our private sessions so don’t worry, we just need some time to settle in first. We will update our social media when they’re back up and running. The Create & Play sessions at MKAC are going great and we’ve had some wonderful feedback from families, even if it is brrrr cold. These sessions are running until March 2022 so get booked on if you can.
Alice loved printing with the teenagers of MK so much she went back to MK Gallery this month to do more. She has also been clowning with little ones and creating silly situations in quiet spaces for MK Gallery’s after school club, how fun! We have been starting to hibernate in the studio as the cold comes in, the weather is always reflected in our work, we cant help but be moved by the seasons.
This month we launch Create & Play at Milton Keynes Art Centre, an outdoor art adventure for 0-5 years. These workshops can be booked via the MK Art Centre’s website and they run every fortnight. We also had a Queer Art drop-in session at Big Shop Friday where we explored themes of belonging, acceptance and our Queer culture in MK with local people. We may have future Queer Art session in the future so keep an eye on our social media.
September has been a peaceful month and we’ve managed to take lots of moments for mindful reflection. Alice facilitated a Mindful Mistakes workshop online for Big Shop Fridays summer programme called Familiar Ground. The workshop was calming, grounding and gave space for creative reflection. We always want more of that please! Our participants at the studio have also been feeling reflective and creating some wonderful pieces of art work with themes of memory, family and being thankful.
This month Alice has been printing with teenagers at MK Gallery; Printing on t-shirts using ink rolled on bins, grates and walls how cool! We were lucky enough to receive a huge art hamper from Offset Project and we are already using all the great tools to make some mindful art.
It was time to go to clown school with Nose to Nose clowning residency this month. Clown school was warm, welcoming, honest, emotional and I would do it all again, in fact i’m already thinking about the next course. Shauna has her work exhibited this month at Westbury Arts Centre as part of MK Art Open so go and see all the wonderful work, and don’t forget to vote for your favourite. We were on the road this month to Burning Women’s Festival, we created a collective installation with all the wonderful women and the result was so beautiful.
We have had the most wonderful month enjoying the sunshine, making flower crowns at MK Gallery for their midsummer event and putting together fun sensory boxes for families in the community. We also enjoyed making murals from natural paints – we squashed raspberries, crushed spinach and blended carrots.
We have begun to emerge from this lockdown with creative curiosity. Are workshops are almost ready to start again and we have venture out doing workshops and small events. We have been working MK Gallery, providing sensory boxes for families which has been so much fun. We have been busy behind the scenes preparing for festivals this summer. We will be pimping some pickers with The Rubbish Clowns at Bradford Fringe and we will be installing a temporary natural structure for The Burning Woman’s festival next month. We we continue to get out and about, keep an eye on updates for some open days at our studio. We have some exciting workshops coming your way.
We are all doing our part and staying home to keep everyone safe during this difficult time. We have been reminding ourselves that it’s ok to take a break from creative things, to stay at home and focus on our family. We have invited some new mindful practices into our day to day, and when we return to the studio we will try and introduce this into our work. Stay safe and remember work does not equal worth, you are all allowed to rest and take this time for yourself.
Oct- Dec 2020
There has been moments of creativity, moments of tears and despair, moments of contemplation and reflection and even study in these last few months. Unfortunately all workshops remained cancelled and the studio is a very quiet place without all the laughter and voices that usually fill the space. We are hoping to re-emerge new and improved in the new year but like all creatives around the world, we will wait and see. In the meantime, paint will still be thrown, outdoors will still be explored and mindful moments will not go unnoticed.
March- Sep 2020
We left the studio in March and have been getting creative at home with materials at hand. We have been producing some new work and learning some new skills. Alice has been using this time to try out lino cutting and printing, It’s a very therapeutic art form which has been vital during quarantine. Shauna has taken inspiration from the feelings that have arisen during lockdown. She has been using images that bombard our news screens and media to influence her work.
Yes, It’s been chilly and windy outside but that hasn’t stopped us from being busy bees this month. Rehearsals are well under way for our new show The Rubbish Clowns and we’ve already been spotted around Milton Keynes collecting rubbish and stealing peoples plastic bottles. Recycle Power! Our Workshop participants have been exploring all kinds of new materials this month, foam, clay, printing and even rice crispies. We had some new participants join us for the first time this month and we’ve had some fun with a few school groups.
We have started this year off with some relaxing and reflective workshops at the studio. Our participants have been easing themselves into 2020 with some sensory play and den building. Rehearsals have begun for The Rubbish Clowns, an interactive walk-about show that will be performed at festivals later in the year.
December is here and we’ve had a busy festive month. We’ve been clowning about with Nose to Nose clowning company, learning the importance and beauty of making mistakes. We have one of our Yoni Tree prints in the current We Are All Artists exhibition at MK Gallery, if you get a chance to see it, tell us what you think. You can also purchase the Yoni Tree prints here. Our workshops have been filling up and our participants have been up to all sorts of fun, mark making, printing with ink, puppet making and construction building. We wish all our participants a very relaxing and soothing Christmas and we will be back in the new year for more exploring. Merry Christmas from No Outcome Art.
This month has been wonderfully busy. Workshops are in full swing in the new studio and we are all enjoying the extra space to play and create. We have also been busy getting our prints ready to sell at this years Christmas Fayre and Arts Market at Milton Keynes Art Centre. We will be selling some of our natural prints at the market on 23rd and 24th November, alongside this you can see our new installation and take part in our fruit and vegetable printing workshop on 23rd November. There will be other workshops happening during the day by other wonderful artists; for more information on the event visit their website – https://miltonkeynesartscentre.org/. Bring all the family along to join in the festivities. We look forward to seeing you there.
This month we move into our new studio space at the south pavilion at Milton Keyes Art Centre. This space is larger and will allow us to run our workshops more effectively, it also allows us a more accessible space as we are now on the ground floor. Hurray. We love having our studio at MKAC and we are so pleased to continue working there in our new space.
Here are a few pictures and highlights from this months workshops. This month we have been exploring textures and mark making. Our participants have been busy discovering new ways of creating art and it has been wonderful to see. We have also been busy preparing to move studio as we already need a bigger space and have some great ideas for the next place.