- Artcore Gallery
- 5 October 2023
- 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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Standing In This Place – Anisha Parmar
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
5 October 2023
Get Involved and explore a range of free workshops run by artists Rachel Carter, Ismail Khokon and Anisha Parmar to create a stunning new art installation ’Speak Her Name’ featuring the names of 100 historic women connected to our story of cotton, sorrow, strength and resilience.
Standing In This Place is an arts and heritage project co-created by sculptor Rachel Carter in response to the work of the Legacy Makers group formed in 2014 by Bright Ideas Nottingham and the collaborative community-academic Global Cotton Connections project. It looks to highlight the contributions and connections between white mill workers and black enslaved women uprooted to the Americas, showing how their stories and histories are connected by cotton, sorrow, strength and resilience.
Through collaborating with the black-led community group the Legacy Makers, we have been questioning who is and who should be remembered. While also being aware that less than 5% of statues in the UK portray non-royal women.
Anisha Parmar – Anisha Parmar is jewellery designer, artist, curator and project producer. My work focuses on my own lived experience of the South Asian Diaspora, reflecting on my family’s migrant journey from India- East Africa and then the UK. Her recent work has been focusing on the material culture of adornment as a powerful tool to unlock untold histories and stories. Her works takes threads from the rich tapestry of South Asian culture, viewed through the Diaspora lens, where the pieces she creates aim to blend traditional influences with trailblazing contemporary design.
Workshop – Anisha is seeking to open a dialogue and document conversations with women from Derby, and who have collected or been handed down, precious pieces of jewellery/adornment and clothing, to talk about what these pieces represent to them. Through a series of creative workshops we will be documenting your memories of adornment through material play and collage as a way to tell your story creatively and to be embedded in the legacy of project. Bring your old photos, pieces of clothing you hold dear and an open mind and heart to share your stories in a collective safe space.
FREE for Adults (Women only)
Date and Venue:
12 October, 19 October, 26 October, 2 November from 10.30 to 12.30
at Artcore Gallery – 8 Albert Street, Osnabruck square, DE1 2DS.