Standing In This Place – Ismail Khokon

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  • Artcore Community Hub
  • 3 October 2023
  • 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Standing In This Place – Ismail Khokon

3 Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GT

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
3 October 2023


Standing In This Place – Ismail Khokon

3 Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GT

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
3 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.

Ismail Khokon is a British-Bangladeshi, socially-engaged visual artist based in Nottingham. His work explores identity, migration, heritage, displacement, health and environmentalism. The exploration of these topics are underpinned by a desire to communicate human conditions to an audience who may resonate with the work, see themselves reflected in it, or even provide a gateway to experience a narrative which is unfamiliar. He utilises a wide variety of media to communicate ideas which includes: painting, photography, sculpture, installation, poetry, video and design.

Workshop – Ismail will be leading participants in a series of workshops examining the region’s connections to industry, cloth-making, slavery and everyday life. The collage workshops will include textile embellishment, photomontage and storytelling through mother tongue. The series of creative workshops will focus on the Swadeshi movement in India and the wider history of Muslin fabrics and golden fibre of Bangladesh. The workshops will help foster deeper connections to the participants’ roots and memories.

FREE for Adults

Date and Venue:
3 October, 10 October, 17 October, 24 October, 31 October
at Artcore Community Hub – 3 Charnwood, DE1 2GT

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