Northbury Primary School and Eastbrook Secondary School
Thursday 6th October 2022
Friday 14th October 2022
Friday 28th October 2022
Thursday 3rd November 2022
Baking & Dagenham College
Thursday 10th November 2022
Thursday 17th November 2022
From October 2022, artist Holly Graham will deliver eight workshop sessions in Northbury Primary School and Eastbrook Secondary School in Barking and Dagenham. During the sessions, Holly will food as a prompt to discuss identity and migration.
The workshops will be supported by A Space Therapist Nathalie Roset. Utilising iniva’s Emotional Learning Cards, they will focus on well-being exercises, reflections on belonging and ideas around their place in the world.
The workshop sessions will serve as training for the students, who will act as leaders during the Young People Makerspace sessions on 10th November – an annual Baking and Dagenham event for 20 different schools within the borough, welcoming 200 children. As a result of the schools’ workshops and Young People Makerspace sessions, Holly will create a publication titled Roots and Routes, which will be distributed to the students and available at Stuart Hall Library.
Holly will speak about the experience and deliver a workshop session at the Barking and Dagenham’s Cultural Education Partnerships Conference on the 17th November 2022.
Holly Graham is a London-based artist, working predominantly with print and audio. Much of her work looks at ways in which memory and narrative shape collective histories. Holly holds a BFA from Oxford University and an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art.
Recent solo projects include commissions with Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow (2022); Skelf, Online (2022); TACO!, London (2021-22); Robert Young Antiques, London (2021); Gaada, Shetland (2020); Goldsmiths CCA, Online (2020); and Southwark Park Galleries, London (2020). Holly is a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London; and is Co-Founder of Cypher BILLBOARD, London. She is also a Trustee at Kingsgate Workshops.
Image: Baking & Dagenham workshops with Holly Graham in November 2022 ©Jemima Yong