THE SCHOOL OF UGANGLISH
We have fought off tough competition to secure a month residency at MBE Textile Artist Yinka Shonibare's Studio as part of his Guest Projects Africa initiative.
"Guest Projects Africa showcase cutting edge African Art Forms, Guest Projects Africa creates a platform for African artists of all disciplines. The month long residency offers an alternative universe and playground for artists. It is a laboratory of ideas, a testing ground for new thoughts and actions.”
London is a mash-up of cultures and we know that first hand through our Ugandan/British mix. We love this fact and want to explore how it affects our work and we want to hear about your cultural clashes. Whether you're made up of halves, quarters, twice removed, whether you know or have heard family rumours, if your Lancastrian roots clash or gel with your London life; we wanna hear about it, document it, draw it, play it, print it and eat it.
We welcome you to enrol in the AFRORETRO SCHOOL of UGANGLISH. We will be collaborating with artists Simon Mugoya, Will Roberts, Mary J Lowe, Abby Clark, Juliana Yazbeck, Elisa Galla Rosso, Dan Carter-Hope and more tbc. We'll be offering a diverse curriculum of creativity and a hands on experience of what it is to be artists from two cultures.
Participants will be able to try their hand at designing and printing a piece of fabric, learn the beats of the Busoga Drum, sample some of the hot culinary delights of Uganda, there will be crafting workshops where you can make a oyster-card wallet, weave a book mark or make a lavender bag using traditional Uganda fabrics, UpCycling workshops where you’ll be able to re-vamp an old t-shirt into a statement fashion piece or turn it into a unique circular scarf for winter. Plus more events TBC
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