The Postal Exchange

Following two successful seasons of artist-led live workshops, we’re pleased to welcome back Amy Leung and Rachel McGivern to collaborate on a series of four new #MakeShiftStudio Live Making Workshops on our @Hello_Towner Instagram account.

From 6 August, join us on alternate Thursdays at 2.00pm, as we launch #ThePostalExchange season.

This season will see Amy and Rachel deliver a series of live making workshops motivated by a postal exchange. Packages of everyday objects, sent alternately by each artist, will trigger unexpected explorations of materials, properties and making processes, which will be revealed in each Live Making Workshop. We can’t wait to see what creative experiments their conversation through objects will inspire!

Thursday 6 August – Part 1 with Rachel McGivern
Kitchen Drawer Printmaking

Rachel explored the objects she received from artist Amy Leung in a live Kitchen Drawer Printmaking workshop. Using the metal fork, spoon, chopsticks and straw, plus some of her own additions, Rachel explores how these objects can become alternative mark-making devices and shares how to use these to make our own inventive prints from home.

Download your illustrated making guide


For this week’s workshop you will need:⁠


How to get involved:⁠

Gather your materials using the list provided ahead of each workshop, and tune into the live broadcast on @Hello_Towner at 2.00pm on Thursdays 6 & 20 August, 3 & 17 September to enjoy making, experimenting and collaborating!⁠

Share your outcomes with us by tagging @Hello_Towner and using #MakeShiftStudio and #ThePostalExchange in your posts. Amy and Rachel will also be sharing their object-inspired experiments!⁠

You can download an illustrated making guide from our website in advance of each workshop. And don’t worry if you can’t make the live session – the recording will be available on this page, as well as on Instagram at @Hello_Towner and @TownerGallery, so you can get involved whenever you like.