Stuart Hall Library
16 John Islip Street
7 March 2020
1 - 3pm
Free, booking required
WOCI Reading Group is currently organised and facilitated by co-founder, director: Samia Malik and co-assistant Alaa Kassim. WOCI is a collection of slides and papers collated by artist Rita Keegan Indexing Women of Colour artists during the 1980s and 1990s. Reading Group sessions aim to improve the visibility of women of colour artists whilst using material in the archive to generate discussions, thoughts around practices of: anti racism, anti colonisation and political justice. All people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, religions and race are welcome.
This reading group will focus on ceramicist Vinodini Ebdon, born and raised in Delhi who relocated with her family to Britain in 1953. Taking a quote from the Ebdon archive as a starting point, the reading group will explore other texts and materials that link back to her practice and will consider her work alongside current political events taking place in Delhi.
Workshop reading text:
“VINODINI EBDON: Pottery. Vinodini Ebdon was born and brought up in Delhi. Her formal education culminated in a degree from Delhi University, and after working in Hindhu and Muslim establishments she took a commission in the Indian Army, and was appointed psychologist to the Officer Selection Board. She married a British Officer colleague, and they and their three children came to live in England in 1953.” New Horizons Exhibition, Jan 1985.