My Art & Soul welcomes everyone with a creative passion or interest for a chilled evening of 'anti-networking', a response to the necessity of meeting other creatives but rejecting the fact that these networks are often forged by privilege and 'who you know'.
This session includes talks from One of My Kind (OOMK), a collaborative publishing practice led by Rose Nordin, Sofia Niazi and Heiba Lamara, and Najwa Umran who recently founded Female Muslim Creatives (FMC), a new arts organisation that seeks to amplify the work of Muslim, female-identifying artists in the U.K and across the world.
The event creates a space to spark conversation, thoughts, and new ideas in everyone that attends, not only from the speakers but from one another. It is a space that we hope can create future bonds, collaborations and is a chance for people with a great platform to inspire and encourage other creatives to keep creating.
My Art & Soul encourages everyone from any age, gender, religion, background and sexual orientation to come and have a relaxed evening of fun. It will take place in PEER's Participation Space at the rear of the gallery. Vegan food and drinks will be provided.
Thursday 6 September – 6.30pm to 8.30pm @ PEER, 97 & 99 Hoxton St, London N1 6LP
My Art & Soul was conceived by PEER Ambassadors (aged 18-24) who are employed by PEER as gallery assistants and take part in artist-led workshops, exhibition and studio visits. My Art & Soul is part of PEER's Local Programme.
OOMK have been working together since 2014. They publish and distribute books and printed works which arise from self-initiated projects. OOMK also commission new works by women artists, run Rabbits Road Press and co-curate DIY Cultures, one of the UK’s largest annual independent publishing fairs.
Najwa Umran recently founded FMC, that was launched after Najwa put out an open call for female Muslim artists on Twitter to get in touch with her. This went viral and grossed over 3.5k retweets and 400 applications from 32 countries for her exhibition.