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Goldsmiths
CCA

Exhibitions

Davinia Ann Robinson, 'Earth, Body', 2020

Ben Connors, Tilley and Del the Piggie “Too Much Information” comic for The National Autistic Society

Shepherd Manyika, screen shot of 'A Sample Can Come From Anywhere', 2020

Alicja Rogalska, video still of 'My Friends Job', 2017

Tyreis Holder, 'Ode to Self', 2018

Liv Wynter, 'and so the choir gathers', 2018

Davinia Ann Robinson, 'Earth, Body', 2020

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Taking place offsite, artists Ben Connors, Tyreis Holder, Shepherd Manyika, Davinia Ann Robinson, Alicja Rogalska and Liv Wynter will be in creative dialogue with six local residents, exploring the role of art and social engagement as we emerge from this pandemic.

Room to Room has been instigated to generate new, intergenerational relationships between Lewisham based artists and residents during a time of continued social distancing. The project aims to identify how new models of communication and forms of solidarity can operate between strangers, as well as examining how involvement in a creative exchange can impact on feelings of wellbeing and isolation.

A Goldsmiths CCA project in partnership with Lewisham Homes, with Art Fund support.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ben Connors is an artist. His work explores themes of collaboration, identity, representation and community. He makes drawings, murals, animations and comics.

Tyreis Holder was born in 1999, London. She is an Artist, Poet and Visual Storyteller of Jamaican/St Vincent descent, raised in Battersea/Thornton Heath.

Her practise centres around explorations of self, the relationship with the mind and the body, particularly within regards to navigating white spaces. Bringing lived experiences into her practice, she aims to generate conversations around how social and intimate spaces are shaped through race, diffability, community, class, sexuality and culture.

Shepherd Manyika is a London based artist who works with mixed media. Manyika is interested in representation and memory as material for art-making.

Davinia-Ann Robinson is a contemporary visual artist working in sculpture, sound and text. Her art practice explores the politics of colonial emotions and how these are impressed onto Bodies of Colour who reside within colonial spaces. She is interested in the implications of these emotions and the sensations they create in-between the outer and inner layer of one’s skin, and the experiences of living within the societal peripheries that these emotions enable as they distort readings and connections to one’s physical and metaphorical body, connections between individual bodies, and connections to one’s environment.

Alicja Rogalska is a Polish-born artist based in London and working internationally (though currently from her front room). She mostly works in specific contexts making situations, performances, videos and installations in collaboration with other people to collectively search for emancipatory ideas for the future. She recently presented her work at TABAKALERA in San Sebastian, VBKÖ in Vienna, Art Encounters Biennale in Timișoara, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Biennale Warszawa, Kyoto Art Centre and Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. Rogalska is currently a PhD researcher in the Art Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London and an artist in residence at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Essex University.

Liv Wynter is a live artist, writer, and activist from SEL. Liv has been performing internationally since 2015, making live art that centres around radical action, community, rage, and power. With successful residencies at Project Indigo, Wysing, FACT (and a less successful one at Tate), working with Free Word, the Hayward Gallery, Liv has gone on to cause chaos through both their personal practice and their commitment to antifascist, antisexist, and anticapitalist organising. Their anarchist musical theatre debut, ‘And So The Choir Gathers, Before It is Too Late’ (ACE Funded), sold out over 5 nights at The Bunker Theatre Nov 2019. They are currently a refuge worker at STAR Refuge, the UK’s only LGBTIQ+ domestic violence refuge, and a peer support coordinator at Hearts & Minds. Liv stands in solidarity with all groups organising against oppression.  Quit your job, join a band, start a gang.

Taking place offsite, artists Ben Connors, Tyreis Holder, Shepherd Manyika, Davinia Ann Robinson, Alicja Rogalska and Liv Wynter will be in creative dialogue with six local residents, exploring the role of art and social engagement as we emerge from this pandemic.

Room to Room has been instigated to generate new, intergenerational relationships between Lewisham based artists and residents during a time of continued social distancing. The project aims to identify how new models of communication and forms of solidarity can operate between strangers, as well as examining how involvement in a creative exchange can impact on feelings of wellbeing and isolation.

A Goldsmiths CCA project in partnership with Lewisham Homes, with Art Fund support.

BIOGRAPHIES

Ben Connors is an artist. His work explores themes of collaboration, identity, representation and community. He makes drawings, murals, animations and comics.

Tyreis Holder was born in 1999, London. She is an Artist, Poet and Visual Storyteller of Jamaican/St Vincent descent, raised in Battersea/Thornton Heath.

Her practise centres around explorations of self, the relationship with the mind and the body, particularly within regards to navigating white spaces. Bringing lived experiences into her practice, she aims to generate conversations around how social and intimate spaces are shaped through race, diffability, community, class, sexuality and culture.

Shepherd Manyika is a London based artist who works with mixed media. Manyika is interested in representation and memory as material for art-making.

Davinia-Ann Robinson is a contemporary visual artist working in sculpture, sound and text. Her art practice explores the politics of colonial emotions and how these are impressed onto Bodies of Colour who reside within colonial spaces. She is interested in the implications of these emotions and the sensations they create in-between the outer and inner layer of one’s skin, and the experiences of living within the societal peripheries that these emotions enable as they distort readings and connections to one’s physical and metaphorical body, connections between individual bodies, and connections to one’s environment.

Alicja Rogalska is a Polish-born artist based in London and working internationally (though currently from her front room). She mostly works in specific contexts making situations, performances, videos and installations in collaboration with other people to collectively search for emancipatory ideas for the future. She recently presented her work at TABAKALERA in San Sebastian, VBKÖ in Vienna, Art Encounters Biennale in Timișoara, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Biennale Warszawa, Kyoto Art Centre and Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. Rogalska is currently a PhD researcher in the Art Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London and an artist in residence at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Essex University.

Liv Wynter is a live artist, writer, and activist from SEL. Liv has been performing internationally since 2015, making live art that centres around radical action, community, rage, and power. With successful residencies at Project Indigo, Wysing, FACT (and a less successful one at Tate), working with Free Word, the Hayward Gallery, Liv has gone on to cause chaos through both their personal practice and their commitment to antifascist, antisexist, and anticapitalist organising. Their anarchist musical theatre debut, ‘And So The Choir Gathers, Before It is Too Late’ (ACE Funded), sold out over 5 nights at The Bunker Theatre Nov 2019. They are currently a refuge worker at STAR Refuge, the UK’s only LGBTIQ+ domestic violence refuge, and a peer support coordinator at Hearts & Minds. Liv stands in solidarity with all groups organising against oppression.  Quit your job, join a band, start a gang.

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