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POSTPONED Making History Exhibition

17 Mar-28 Mar 2020

Opening: 20 March, 6-8pm

Following the series of workshops organised by Meera Shakti Osborne at the Stuart Hall Library, Making History returns with an exhibition.

Making History is a collaborative project exploring notions of migration, displacement and self-love through storytelling, sewing and image making. The collection of tapestries, all made through community workshops held across London, weave together personal experiences, not as singular or objective, but as a shared condition. The tapestries, made by participants at – Art4Space, St Hilda’s East Community Centre and Stuart Hall Library are therefore in themselves material manifestations of collective-history making.

Meera Shakti Osborne is a visual artist and workshop facilitator. Her work is focused on building strong communities through making and movement. She is the co-founder of Department for International Dance Development (DIDD) a collective of women and non-binary people, who come together to dance and share food.

Her project Making History and Oyster Card Holders ran across London, funded by Culture Seeds. She has now been awarded Arts Council Project Grant and will be expanding this work across the UK. She works with multiple communities teaching sewing to older women and runs painting workshops with young people.

Meera graduated in set and costume design at Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015 and in 2018 graduated in Liberal Arts at CILAS in Cairo, Egypt.


Marsinah Arnold, Natalie Russell, Gayatri Thanki, Christopher Melgram, Swinda Mark, Monica Kennedy, Charlotte Lemar, Ruby Saide

Boundary Womens Project
Sajna Miah, Ruhela Begum, Shazna Hussain, Aysha Begum, Rayka, Sabeha Miah, Ferdous Ahmed, Jahanara Khanom, Nadiya Priya Begum, Rahima Jahan, Leena Barakah

Stuart Hall Library
Eva-Grace Bor, Elete N-F, Ananya Jaidev, Raisa Kabir, Rasha Boche, Anonymous, Ahhaahha, Mukund ^_^, Tasmia, Abeera Khan

Girls Project St Hilda’s East
Nada Mohamed, Bushra Kasheri, Ramina, Yusra Mohamed, Siham Mohamed, S.K, E.H, Emily Casey, Saleha Begum, M.A, Zahra Mohamed, Ranya Hossain

Image credit: individual panel by Ananya Jaidev.