Join us for a series of family workshops celebrating Basquiat: Boom for Real.
Free with a valid exhibition ticket, drop in. Limited availability.
Collaborative Collage and Drawing Workshop
Saturday 11 November, 1–4pm
Inspired by the street art scene of 80s New York, Join illustrator Maria Midttun to create collages and drawings, swapping places to continue where someone left off to contribute to an ever-changing piece as the workshop goes on.
Saturday 9 December, 1–4pm
Drawing inspiration from Basquiat’s playful, expressive and enigmatic paintings, Visual artist and animator Reza Ben Gajra joins us to create Basquiat-esque characters, bringing them to life using stop-motion animation.
Pocket Notebook Workshop
Saturday 13 January, 1–4pm
Create your own pocket notebook in this DIY workshop inspired by Basquiat’s collection of notebooks and handmade postcards. Get hands on with washi tape, magazines and crayons to explore and play with various scrapbooking techniques such as collage, drawing and writing.
Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
Foyer bars and cafe
Beech Street Cafe & Bar
Doors normally in open position during exhibition hours. Ticket desk 98cm with a drop section of 76cm. Step-free access on each floor of the Art Gallery.
The Art Gallery has two levels, linked by a flight of 24 stairs with an intermediate landing. A passengeroperated lift (76 x 110cm) connects the two floors. If you need assistance, staff will be happy to help.
Assistance dogs are welcome. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the gallery staff during your visit.
Large-print exhibition information
To request a large print copy, please call the Art Gallery on 020 7382 2382 before your visit.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.
Enhanced security measures are currently in place at the Barbican.
As part of these measures only one reasonably-sized bag (no larger than 32cm L x 18cm W x 22cm H) per person may be taken inside our venues and all bags may be searched by a member of our team.
Bags are not permitted in the Art Gallery for the duration of the current exhibition.
We ask that, where possible, visitors avoid bringing large bags to the Centre. If you do need to check bags into our free cloakrooms, we suggest arriving early. All bags deposited will be subject to search and random bag searches are also in operation.
Please also remember that belongings should not be left unattended at any time.
Thank you for your understanding – we look forward to welcoming you to the Barbican.
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