Speaking of ourselves: poetry and portraiture

Thursdays, 10:00 - 12:00 or 13:00 - 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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  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7412 7797
  • Email: learning@bl.uk
  • Admission: Free entry

‘We exist in the marriage of physical and spiritual remembrance. It’s in these spaces…[that] we identify with our physical and imagined bodies. Using myself as the subject, I felt it necessary to physically explore how trauma is embodied in the black experience.’                          Khadija Saye

In 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. Led by creative practitioners and using discursive and creative activities the session builds learners' confidence in analysing and interpreting visual work and in articulating individual ideas and perspectives.

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


Age group: Years 10 - 13
When: Thursdays, 10:00 - 12:00 or 13:00 - 15:00
Length: 120 minutes
Group size: Minimum :10 learners; maximum : 30 learners
Key skills: Art and Design, Photography, Cross-curricular
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Zoom
Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 7412 7797
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