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Monuments for Everyday

  • PEER UK 97-99 Hoxton Street London, England, N1 6QL United Kingdom (map)

Led by artist Dr. Nela Milic and stemming from PEER's acclaimed exhibition of Olga Jevrić’s work, this workshop, ‘Monuments for Everyday’, invites the local community to collect and bring hard materials that we find on the streets – aggregate, terracotta, concrete, cement and others. We will work with these largely discarded elements of the urban environment by transforming them into precious artefacts through wrapping, filing and reshaping them, as well as making a collection of their dust. These mini-sculptures will then be carried to John Frankland’s Boulder in Shoreditch Park as an appreciation of its long-standing monumental presence in the neighbourhood.

The admiration of sturdy elements of nature like rocks and clay and their intervention in our space and time was the ethos of Jevric’s investigations of form and so through this workshop we aim to connect to her sculptural compositions. 

FREE but spaces are limited.

If you would like to take part in this workshop or find out more information please email: local@peeruk.org

Please note, the workshop will start at PEER and finish at Shoreditch Park at sunset.

Dr. Nela Milic is an artist and an academic working in media and arts, and is a Senior Lecturer at London College of Communication, University of the Arts. Throughout her career, Nela has delivered creative projects for organisations including the Royal Opera House, Barbican, Arts Council England, John Lewis, Al Jazeera, Campbell Works, Oxo Tower, LIFT festival, and London Film Festival. She is interested in the intersection of time and space, which has brought her to many multi-media projects where she’s dealt with memory, mapping, archives, city and participation. She is a contributor to the recent book Participatory Arts for Invisible Communities (ed. Irena Sertic) published by Omnimedia, 2019.

This workshop is in conjunction with PEER’s current exhibition:

Olga Jevrić 
Sculpture
Showing at PEER: 28 June – 14 September 2019
97 - 99 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6QL
www.peeruk.org/olga-jevric-sculpture