AN ETHOS,NOT A PLACE OR A space
The White Crow
In Russian, the idiom бе́лая воро́на or “white crow” is used to describe an outsider, a person who is different from their surroundings or who goes against the tide. The term can be used in a positive sense, as here, or in a negative one when it would mean something like the English idiom “black sheep”.
The creative output of such a maker, one who has had little or no contact with formal art education and who is self taught may be referred to as Outsider Art in the English-speaking world.
Outsider Art doesn’t need to be overtly naive. Neither does it need to eschew the standards and qualities of cultural expectations in their entirety. But making the deliberate choice to avoid institutional constraints is what makes being a White Crow inevitable. Having spent many years in other careers battling against a tide running towards conformity with unsatisfactory and nonsensical standards and norms, creating the White Crow Workshop environment is the path towards embracing and relishing being the round peg in an endless landscape of identical square holes.
What we do
Highly collaborative and interactive design by masters to ideate the perfect unique piece for your home or business.
Fine materials and expertise are brought together to realise your design.
Shinrin Yoku or “Forest Bathing” and Reiki therapies applied to restore peace and balance to troubled souls.
Private social network groups facilitate projects between creatives and makers to nurture new talent and re-invigorate experienced artists.
What Drives Us
To explore new ways of creating, making and thriving spiritually and economically in a post-pandemic world
To leave no stone unturned, no lesson unlearned and no progress unshared.
To re-discover peace, balance and fulfilment.
Active participation will be resumed when legislation and government guidelines on non-essential travel, social distancing and group meetings permit.
Date To Be Confirmed - Forest Bathing
All Day Event will be rescheduled when legislation and government guidelines on non-essential travel, social distancing and group meetings permit.
Date to be confirmed - Introduction to stone carving
10am – 4pm Event will be rescheduled when legislation and government guidelines on non-essential travel, social distancing and group meetings permit.