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SheAfriq: Art Dates

1 Jan, 1970 at 12:00 am - 13 Dec, 2018 at 12:00 am

Art Dates is a new series of social art gallery based events hosted by SHEAfriq, a Nottingham-based collective of woman creatives of African descent. SHEAfriq aims to provide a relaxed and casual environment for art lovers and non-art lovers alike to interact and engage in fruitful conversation about art, followed by a creative activity over drinks.

Join some of the collective as they explore some of the art works in Africa State of Mind.

After the gallery tour, participants will be invited to create response to the exhibition on a piece of paper. This could be an illustration, text-based, collage etc…The pieces will then be collected by SHEAfriq who will compile the responses into a of a new zine: Art Dates which will also feature artistic responses from Art Dates at Nottingham Contemporary. The zine will be released in March 2019.

About SHEAfriq

Saziso Phiri is a cultural producer and independent curator living and working in Nottingham. In 2015 she founded The Anti Gallery, a pop-up art gallery often exhibiting and engaging art in alternative gallery environments. Saziso has been a member of SHEAfriq since 2017.

Cindy Sissokho is a cultural producer and curator born in Paris, France and based in Nottingham, UK. She is currently working as Touring Coordinator and Assistant Curator at the New Art Exchange and previously worked at Nottingham Contemporary.

Jendayi Davis is a Youth Mentor and community activist living and working in Nottingham. Jendayi is a founder & director of a youth led participation group called Chat Bout who aim to provide a voice for young people to influence services, policies, etc. that impact their daily lives.

Grace Bernard is a spoken word performer and writer. She is a Reiki therapist and a studying Psychotherapist, Herbalist and inspiring blogger. In her blog she talks about self-actualization, self-love, authenticity, dream realization and motherhood.

Hello! I’m Jasmin Issaka. I love being creative, which is why you’ll find me either being a soul-singer songwriter and guitarist; an artist, but most of the time a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I use my wonderfully weird vibrant visual style to create illustrations of sceneries, strange ideas in my head and subjects from my own experiences.

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