Decorating Dissidence takes craft, decorative arts & design as a starting point to explore how dissident action has been woven into artistic practices often associated with the home & in opposition to the ‘fine arts’.
Spanning the early twentieth century to today, this exhibition will place contemporary craft makers and artists in conversation with archival pieces. Alongside a conference held at Queen Mary, University of London, we will be curating an exhibition that showcases artists whose work engages with the decorative and the political.
The exhibition will take ‘craft’ as a broad term. Thinking about: the body, stitches in time, fashion, DIY zines, graphics, protest objects, ceramics, space, identity and more.
Myself, Sofia Salazar, Wajiha Ahktar and Nicole Chui will be displaying our textiles at the exhibition in The Art Pavilion Mile End Park space between Thursday 2nd -Saturday 4th November. I’ll also be running a free taster embellishment workshop on Friday 3rd November where you get to decorate your own drawstring bag with sequins and beads. You’re welcome to bring your own item to decorate too.
Be sure to check out the exhibition and book a free space to my workshop here. First come first serve.