Speaking of ourselves: poetry and portraiture

Thursdays, 13:00 to 15:00 FREE
black and white evocative silk-screen prints by Gambian–British artist Khadija Saye (1992–2017). Khadija Saye's back is facing us. She is holding few small sticks in her left hand.
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This workshop uses discursive and creative activities, involving poetry, spoken word, and photography, to build learners’ confidence in analysing and interpreting visual work and in articulating individual ideas and perspectives.

Learners will investigate the work of the late Gambian-British artist Khadija Saye. Saye’s powerful and evocative series of photographic self-portraits, Dwelling: in this space we breathe, explore themes of identity, ritual and healing. Prints of these works were exhibited at the Library in 2021 and are now part of the collection.

Also available

- WebinarIn this live online session learners investigate the process and work of the late Gambian-British artist Khadija Saye through her powerful and evocative series of photographic self-portraits, Dwelling: in this space we breathe

- Digital resources: In these interrelated digital resources, learners investigate the work of the late Gambian-British artist Khadija Saye. Saye’s powerful and evocative photographic self-portraits, Dwelling: in this space we breathe present a unique opportunity to explore themes of art, identity and self.

Image credit: Sothiou
Courtesy of the Studio of Nicola Green and Jealous
© The Estate of Khadija Saye, London

Details

Age group: Year 10 - Year 13
When: Thursdays, 13:00 to 15:00
Length: 120 minutes
Group size: Minimum - 10 learners; maximum - 30 learners
Key skills: Art & Design, English Language
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Enquiries: learning@bl.uk
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