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Common Threads

The cool folks at Submit To Love got in touch telling us about there exciting new pop up exhibition – Common Threads. Submit To Love Studios is a collective of self-taught artists – all of whom have survived brain injuries.

Showing at Autograph in Hackney, Common Threads uses Autograph’s unique photography archive as inspiration for a series of collaborative textile works. 23 of Submit To Love Studios artists have created work inspired by the photographs, highlighting the contribution of diverse cultures to Britain over two centuries through elaborate embroideries, appliqué and fabric prints.

Through the resulting portraits, Common Threads celebrates ideas of shared identities, community and the power of visibility.

Exhibition Details:

Running: 25th – 28th March.

Where?: Autograph Gallery – Rivington Pl, Hackney, London EC2A 3BA.

Other events during the exhibition:

  • Wed 25th March (12.30 – 2pm) “Creatively Taking Up Space” – an inclusive dance workshop led by our Headway members
  • Thurs 26th March (6 – 9pm) “Thursday Lates” – featuring performances from Headway musicians and 10-minute talks from Submit to Love artist Chris and volunteer and artist Zara

Artists include: Tony Allan, Tony Brooks, Dolores Crump, Affiong Day, Errol Drysdal, Keith Emmanuel, Jason Ferry, Ken Hazeldine, Calvin Hill, Mike Hoyle, Sam Jevon, Sandra Lott, Billy Mann , Marcus Mann, Yoki Mekuria, Tirzah Mileham, Chris Miller, Brian Searle, Trevor Small, Evaldas Sorocinskis, Diana Takyi, Mark Taylor and Cecil Waldron

Their work appears alongside portraits of the Studio artists by photographer Leon Foggitt, and a short film about Submit To Love Studios by filmmaker Posy Dixon.

This pop-up exhibition is part of Ways of Being at Autograph – a month of exhibitions and events focused on issues of visibility and disability.

Don’t miss it!!