Fortnightly Activities

Family Takeover

- The Edge11am-2pm

Join artist educator Victoria Willmott for a series of fun and informal creative activities that explore our current exhibition or special themes. Family Takeovers happen every fortnight during advertised dates (see below) and are particularly suitable for children aged 4-12 years.

Families can drop-in and stay for ten minutes or an hour – it’s up to you! Victoria can also help you complete our free activity sheets. Aprons are available but activities won’t be very messy. Materials are provided free of charge, but donations are welcome.

Free – drop-in between 11am – 2pm


Dates: 8 and 22 Feb, 7 and 21 March

Our current exhibition Mariner is a group show inspired by one of the most influential poems in the English language, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), Mariner looks at what connects us across history and the present, from the desire to travel – to journey out and back again – to the role of intuition and imagination.

Please be aware two of the films in the exhibition contain nudity. 


We’ve been coming to Family Takeover for a year now and just want to say how much we love it. Great ideas for kids’ art beyond basic colouring, and always nicely tied in with the exhibitions. Good way to introduce kids to art in wider context that way too. Also, great therapy for mum!

Workshop Leader: Victoria Willmott is an illustrator and artist educator with a BA in Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts and an MA in Multi-disciplinary Printmaking at University of the West of England.

Victoria designs creative art workshops for children and specialises in experimental drawing, painting and printmaking. Using imaginative and playful approaches to creating art Victoria encourages all ages to pick up a pencil. She jointly set up Bristol Print Collective who deliver printmaking workshops for adults and children across the South West. Victoria runs sessions with the RWA in Bristol and assists at the Family Saturdays at Hauser and Wirth in Somerset.

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