Not Our Class Issue #1

Nice article on a portrait workshop I assisted with a couple of months back. Issue one of Not Our Class, (which is available online) is a newsletter/reader produced as part of a new education programme of the same name led by Studio Voltaire. Through research and practice Not Our Class takes the work of Jo Spence as a starting point for investigating the legacy and potentials of her work in relation to contemporary culture, life and pedagogy.

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The above workshop took place at Lambeth Women’s Project (LWP) which is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation that provides a women-run space dedicated to women’s services. The Lambeth Women’s Project is currently under treat as it has recently been given 2 weeks to leave what has been its home of over 3 decades. You can help by signing the petition to SAVE LWP HERE or simply go and picket, go and occupy, go and help LWP stay where it belongs, details here.

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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.