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OFF-SITE: Aqui Thami & Zorian Clayton In conversation at V&A Friday Late

  • V&A Museum (Residency Studio, Sackler Centre for arts education) 12 Cromwell Rd England, SW7 2RL United Kingdom (map)

Aqui Thami will be in conversation with Zorian Clayton, V&A Curator of Posters, at the V&A Friday Late on 30 November. 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. 

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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. 

You can 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. 

Friday Late runs from 6:30-10pm. Aqui & Zorian will host two conversations between 7-8pm.

To find out more about Aqui Thami’s residency, click here.

Image: From V&A Collection

Earlier Event: November 30
Art Speak: Group Crit
Later Event: December 5
Poetry Circle