Alinah Azadeh is an artist, writer, mother and former Camden resident. For Love Camden she has reviewed Point of Contact, currently on show at Swiss Cottage Gallery until 1 July.
Dr Srinivasan presents a performative lecture from her interdisciplinary book Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labor with singer Uthra Vijay.
"Pidginy Linguish, Proto-Pratter, Ur-Creole: sounding the ‘Dictionnaire Eléméntaire’ on Cultural Translation" by Sarat Maharaj
Camden is now setting up local creative consultation workshops in public space, during which we invite residents, artists, creative practitioners and those who are not engaged with culture at all, or who may attend as audiences or participants, to feed back their views on these issues.
In Spring 2017, rarely displayed artworks from the Camden Art Collection were 3D-printed to provide a new way of looking at this fascinating collection. These 3D prints formed a ‘Museum in a Box’ which went on tour to Camden’s libraries and Great Ormond Street Hospital. During workshops children and their families could touch the 3D models and listen to artists’ audio interpretations of each object. The combination of the objects and audio then inspired stories, poems and sounds in response to the collection. Local resident Angela shares her experience of taking part in the Museum in a Box workshops with her son Lorenzo.
With the support of House of Illustration, Swiss Cottage Library has launched the Camden Drawn project, inviting artists and illustrators to interpret Camden and show their work at Swiss Cottage Library from May 2017 to February 2018. By bringing what is outside in, the drawings are a fun representation of the diversity, community and adventure of Camden life!
Each month, Love Camden highlights an object from the Camden Art Collection that ties in with the cultural agenda across the borough of Camden. Featuring works by Barry Flanagan, Barbara Hepworth and Lancelot Ribeiro and many more, our Hidden Treasures series aims to provide insight into the history and legacy of some of the collection’s finest works.
A new National Lottery Funded exhibition at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre explores the legacy of the prolific Camden-based Indian painter Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010) - my father. This exhibition is part of the Retracing Ribeiro project and Camden’s 2017 India arts programme.