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Alina Azadeh: So Many Gifts Workshop
February 28, 2018 @ 6:14 pm - 8:30 pm
Alinah Azadeh is a visual artist, writer and performer of British-Iranian heritage who uses textile, writing, digital media and live interaction to provoke reflection on our social and cultural identities. Over the last two decades, her public artworks have invited thousands of people to take part in installations and live works on subjects ranging from grief, loss and debt to gender equality and migration.
An interactive art workshop for women exploring the issues, challenges, possibilities and gifts of developing and producing creative work rooted in personal experiences of loss, migration or trauma – whether current or inherited through family heritage. For creative practitioners of any discipline. Using discussion, creative writing and hands-on making exercises, we will draw on our personal and collective stories, examining the cultural legacies that influence our practices and the future actions we might take to bring that legacy into wider visibility through our work.
This workshop is part of a pilot series for So Many Gifts – an artist-led, interdisciplinary project connecting practitioners in the arts, diversity, community building, parenting support and health sectors in the south-east. It seeks to enable creative, social and political agency within the lives of women affected by – or recovering from – loss, violence, marginalisation, discrimination or structural inequality. This pilot series is supported by the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace.
The workshop is £5 on registration but there are free bursaries available if this is a barrier for anyone wanting to attend. Included in this is a free half-hour skype / phone session with Alinah within the month following the event to support individuals to follow up on the outcomes of the workshop. The event will be audio recorded for internal evaluation purposes only.
There are a maximum of 16 places. Book via Eventbrite (link below)
For queries about the workshop itself and free places please contact Alinah at email@example.com
Artist website : http://www.alinahazadeh.com