13th April – Art as Protest: Challenging Racial Injustice

led by WOH Artist Elaine Mullings

Date: Thursday 13th April, 7 p.m. –  9.00 p.m.
Location: Afri-Co-Lab, 3, Marine Court, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0DX

The We Out Here exhibition presents several overlapping themes, such as exploitation, migration, colonialism and the wider issues of racism and racial injustice. The show demonstrates some of the ways in which art can challenge and bring attention to these issues.

Join artist Elaine Mullings in this workshop to explore the many creative ways of empowering our voices to protest through art. Mullings’ work in this show asks how it is that the people of countries in Africa such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar or oil-rich Nigeria which have some of the world’s largest deposits of mineral wealth, remain some of the poorest in the world?

How can art be used to challenge such racial injustice? Drawing on the work in the show and that of three contemporary artists – Samuel Baloji, Yinka Shonibare and Kara Walker – we will look at art as protest and art as empowerment. Can art be a force for change?

You will have the opportunity to create your own art work of protest and empowerment, inspired by these artists.

Photo credit: Arthur-Edelmans on Unsplash

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