For the chance to meet Aqui Thami and discuss her practice and process, visit her at one of the Open Studio days at the Residency Studio, Sackler Centre for arts education at the V&A.
As part of Aqui’s three-month residency hosted in collaboration with the V&A Research Institute (VARI), Rabbits Road Institute and The White House, she has been researching the V&A’s rich collection of political posters with a view to engaging local communities in East London in their own artistic practices using the Risograph printer at the Rabbits Road Press. She has begun this outreach process by running a zine-making workshop in a local school in Dagenham and launching a collaborative art project, ‘DIY Rabbits Road’, among young women aged 16 plus in Manor Park, Newham and beyond to explore local identities and make art that celebrates the power of community.
For the chance to meet Aqui and discuss her practice and process, visit her at one of the following Open Studio days at the Residency Studio, Sackler Centre for arts education at the V&A:
Friday 23 November 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm
Saturday 24 November 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Friday 7 December 2018, 6.00pm-8.00pm
Saturday 8 December 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Saturday 12 January 2019, 1.00pm-4.00pm
You can also hear Aqui in conversation with Zorian Clayton, V&A Curator of Posters, at the V&A Friday Late on 30 November. Called ‘Rising’, this month’s Friday Late explores and celebrates young people, spanning everything from rave culture to activism. Drawing from the V&A’s national collection of posters, Aqui and Zorian will explore the bold graphics and political history made by activist groups and collaborative print workshops in their visual clarion calls to action.
To find out more about Aqui Thami’s residency, click here.
Image: From V&A Collection