Artist Unseen: Creative Fruits and the V&A Museum


Jowhara AlSaud
Jowhara AlSaud

Artist Unseen: Women Facing Forward
Friday 15 March 2013, 18.30 – 21.30pm Jointly organised with Creative Fruits

Throughout the Victoria & Albert museum
An evening to encounter the hidden voice of women and how they express this through their creativity.
Experience design, film, performance, photography and spoken word, whilst exploring issues of
struggle, freedom, belonging, gender and rights of passage.

In celebration of Light of the Middle East – New Photography exhibition and International Women’s Day

Free, unless otherwise stated
Ticket £9, £6 concessions (covers ticketed only and free activities). 

V&A Booking tickets –

Music of the World with Acclaimed DJ Rita Ray
Grand Entrance
18.30 – 21.30pm
Listen to an eclectic world mix of women in music through the vibes of struggle, freedom,
belonging and rites of passage as laid down by the legendary broadcaster and DJ Rita Ray (BBC
Radio 3 and The Shrine Synchro System).

Shadi Ghadrian
Light of the Middle East Exhibition Tour
18.45 – 19.30

Join Assistant Curator Fabian Knierim as he explores photography as a powerful and persuasive means of expression.
Its immediacy and accessibility make it an ideal medium for artists confronting the social challenges and political upheavals
of the Middle East today.

30 visitors max on a first come first served basis

Women Through A Lens
Seminar Room 2
19.45 – 20.30pm
Join Sandra Shakespeare from The National Archives as she presents photographic
material from the Foreign Office archives as far back as the late 1800s, of women from
Africa, the Caribbean, China and India. These ‘recordings’ offer little evidence of context or
content. Share your thoughts and contribute to the ‘Through A Lens’ project.
Free / 50 visitors max

Rising Talent Pecha Kucha and Panel
20.45 – 21.40
Join Avril Horsford, former Head of Academic Diversity at the London College of Fashion (LCF), as she leads a platform of young aspiring artists showcasing their work, and receiving public feedback through a panel discussion and Q&A on ways they can take their projects forward.

TICKETED ACTIVITIES Tickets £9, £6 concessions
Poems By Malika Booker
18.45 – 19.00

Using her talent for the rhythm of words, writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist Malika Booker will share her poems, commissioned by Creative Fruits, to mark the Light of the Middle East exhibition season to inspire new connections with women artists and their creativity.

ArtPopVox Salon with Esther Poyer
19.00 – 19.30 & 20.30 – 21.00
Explore and share your views about women artists, their creative process alongside the themes of belonging, freedom and rights of passage. The salon is led by writer, poet and life-coach Esther Poyer.

Beat of Distant Hearts
19.30 – 20.30 (duration 45 minutes)
Join filmmaker Danielle Smith as she talks about the work of Sandblast, an organisation fighting for the human rights of the Saharawi people. View her film Beat of Distance Hearts – Art of Revolution in Western Sahara, a documentary that explores the collective experience of exile, loss and war through the lives of Saharawi poets, singers and visual artists.

Textiles with Yemi Awosile RCA
19.00 – 20.00 & 20.30 – 21.30
Using mixed media techniques create a piece of textile art inspired by one of the themes; identity, freedom or belonging. The workshop will be led by Yemi Awosile, Colours & Materials Textile Designer (RCA Alumni).
20 max per workshop on a first come first served basis

Filming and Photography will take place during this event and will be used to promote the event in reports,
funding applications, future press and publicity and on the V&A and Creative Fruits websites and blogs.


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