Inspired by The Place is Here, The Anti Gallery led a one month art making course looking at themes of marginalisation. As a result, participants have created their own artworks looking at themes of marginalisation based on their own personal experiences, and the experiences of those whom they know. Despite the difference in experiences each artwork is connected through the commonality that is marginalisation. Together they create a collective of voices.
The exhibition will run from 31 March – 30 April in The Project Space within the Nottingham Contemporary galleries, featuring some of the artworks created as part of the course.
Join us for a Walkthrough of this exhibition on Wednesday 19 April at 6pm. Meet us at Reception for this free guided tour and take your opportunity to ask questions, start conversations and get your teeth into the issues raised by The Place Is Here.
The Anti Gallery, also referred to as TAG, is a pop up gallery with its roots firmly in Nottingham. Inspired by urban culture and activism, TAG represents artists from all cultures and creative worlds, championing cross collaboration and creation to produce and exhibit art outside of traditional gallery environments.
Founder and Curator, Saziso Phiri and Creative Producer, Cindy Sissokho are running a course exploring different issues arching the exhibition The Place Is Here, with particular focus on ideas of marginalisation within British society. In this four-week course, participants will create artworks through visual and digital mediums as well as spoken word and poetry.
This course is free and welcome to all. Participants must be over the age of 18 and able to attend all sessions.
Booking is required as places are limited. To book plase email Cindy at cindy@nottinghamcontempora
Thur 2 March, 11am-2pm
Thur 9 March, 11am-2pm
Thur 16 March, 11am-2pm
Thur 23 March, 11am-2pm
Saziso Phiri is an independent curator specialising in urban contemporary art and street art. In late 2015, Saziso founded The Anti Gallery. As well as working locally, Saziso has also been a part of an international Cultural Producers initiative for Nuart, one of the world's first and leading street art festivals.
Cindy Sissokho was born in Paris and graduated from MSc in Cultural Events Management at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2014. Cindy is part of a local artists collective named Kühle Wampe which organises experimental events in Nottingham and she also regularly volunteers as an Arts & Crafts Workshop Facilitator with children that are refugees and asylum seekers in Leicester.