X Marks the Spot

Back in March I worked with photographer Liane Harris in running a portrait photography workshop and discussion session with a research group from Lambeth Women’s Project. This  workshop is part of a longer project – called X Marks the Spot – about the late British photographer Jo Spence.

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 © Estelle Vincent and the participants

This project will be in progress for the next six months as part of Not Our Class, a new programme of education and participatory projects ran by Studio Voltaire which through research and practice takes the work of Jo Spence as a starting point for investigating the legacy and potentials of her work in relation to contemporary culture and life.

Lambeth Women’s Project is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation that provides a women-run space dedicated to women’s services. They recognise the specific needs of women and provide ressources to help, support and empower women.

Studio Voltaire is a leading independent contemporary arts organisation that exists to support artistic practices and create a space for thinking, experimentation and reflection; its main activities are the provision of affordable studios, a renowned programme of exhibitions, performances and commissions, and a pioneering education programme.

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2 thoughts on “X Marks the Spot

  1. In advance of the exhibition Jo Spence: Work (Parts I and II) at Studio Voltaire and SPACE, and as part of Not Our Class, Terry Dennett and X Marks The Spot will discuss the work of Jo Spence.

    Tuesday 22 May 2012, 7pm
    FREE, no booking required.
    (please arrive early to avoid disappointment)
    http://www.studiovoltaire.org/events.htm

    Terry Dennett (b. 1938) is a photographer, social historian and workshop organiser. For the last nineteen years he has curated the Jo Spence Memorial Archive in London, Spence being one of his main collaborators until her death in 1992.

    X Marks The Spot is a concerted period of research in conjunction with a forthcoming exhibition of Jo Spence at Studio Voltaire, London conducted by Mystique Holloway, Ego Ahaiwe, Lauren Craig, Louise Shelley, Gina Nembhard, Emma Hedditch and Zoe Holloway. Taking the focus of Spence’s work, on body image, health, and the representation of a life lived, in the most social political form possible.

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