The continuation of the ‘Citizens Thinking’ project was marked by painting canvas bags last weekend on which primary and secondary school students presented the future of Novi Sad. The workshop was implemented on the plateau in front of the Historical Archives of the City of Novi Sad as part of the preparatory activities within the ‘Future of Europe’ programme arch.
The art workshop ‘Thinking through drawing/painting – painting bags’ is designed so that children present their vision of the future of Novi Sad and different parts of the city as part of tomorrow’s Europe.
After the works were painted, an exhibition of bags was set up, together with the works created during the first workshop when the T-shirts were painted. The exhibition was implemented along with the performance called ‘A minute for me’ during which each child was given the opportunity to say what inspired him in creating his work and how he sees his city in the future, thus encouraging the youngest to cultural dialogue, expanding their own and civic awareness and the challenges that await us.
The performance and the exhibition are of a humanitarian character, and all the contributions that have been collected will be used to improve the art culture and purchase materials for children workshops.
The workshop leaders were Marija Jevtić and Snežana Mandić. Marija is a group analyst and a full member of the Association of Group Analysts Belgrade, and a full professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad. Snežana is a professor of art, and an advisor who is also an external associate of the Ministry of Education.
The Association of Group Analysts Belgrade, in cooperation with the Association of Citizens ‘Almašani’ and the ‘Ivan Gundulić’ Elementary School, implemented the workshop, under the patronage of the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation.
Workshops are also planned in 2022.
Photo: Uroš Dožić