I AM Workshop with JMCAnderson
Friday 9 July, 6-8pm
The Garage, Norwich
JMCAnderson (Jade-Marie Anderson), is a Curator, Artist and Facilitator. She has been inspired by the recent movements of The Black Lives Matter protests, and research into how text has been used politically within creative activism, revealing beautiful examples of human evil and human possibility.
The ‘I Am…’ workshop, will celebrate, embrace and highlight diversity and culture in Norfolk. It will be the remaking of the ‘I Am A Man’ poster and happenings, that was a declaration of civil rights, during the Memphis riots in 1968, by the African- American sanitation workers, and was subsequently taken-up at the Martin Luther King memorial march. Later on, conceptual Artist Glenn Ligon’s ‘Untitled (I Am A Man)’ 1988, captured and explored the slogan to confront the themes of language, identity, race and sexuality.
Participants are invited to create their own human billboards by finishing off the ‘I Am…’ sentence. In the workshop, you will use acrylic paint and printing materials, whilst exploring themes of identity, through the use of language and art as politics, both individually and socially. We all have identities that are significant to us that can also have an impact on what we think and do. You will explore the aspects of your own identity that you wish to challenge and how you could do it through the means of art and language.
Participants will also have the option of joining JMCAnderson in a walking intervention for 15min on Saturday 10 July, wearing the work they have created.
No previous experience necessary, and all materials will be provided. Recommended for ages 16-25. The Garage is a fully accessible venue, please let us know if you have an access needs.
Places are FREE but limited so please register in advance. Deadline to sign up is Monday 5 July.
The YNAF programme has been put together with the current Covid-19 restrictions in mind – with a reduced capacity for any indoor events, exhibitions and workshops. You can find our updated Covid-19 guidance here.