Serpentine South Gallery 20–21 Aug 2016 Free

Artist Katie Schwab and families worked together to explore different forms of life writing, using colour, shape and language to express and abstract their everyday experiences.

Families sat down at a typewriter to compose letters, sharing personal stories of sights, sounds and journeys. Inspired by the windows of the Education Studio, families played with the rhythm of abstracted punctuation marks and shift shapes on the walls and lawn, using coloured vinyl inspired by the geometric forms of Schwab’s tapestries.

This event ran in parallel to Etel Adnan’s exhibition The Weight of the World and was a free drop-in event, open to people of all ages.

The Serpentine Galleries have signed up to the Family Arts Standards. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring we meet these Standards. More information for visiting the Serpentine Galleries with your Family.


Discover 50 years of the Serpentine

From the architecture pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas marathon and the General Ecology programme, explore 50 years of artists, projects and exhibitions.

View archive