Sophie Herxheimer is a multidisciplinary artist who uses painting, poetry, printmaking and performance. Migration has been central to her recent work. Her Stories Live in Ink project documents refugee and ‘home’ experiences through listening and drawing to make work that celebrates shared stories. Drop in during the afternoon and join the artist for a story telling workshop. Recount your narratives of home, and take away a copy of your story.
In the evening we will be a celebrating a special issue of Wasafiri Magazine. The issue, which will feature Herxheimer's work, focuses on asylum and refuge. Guest editor and broadcaster Bidisha will host an evening of discussions and poetry readings with Olumide Popoola and Sophie Herxheimer.
This event is programmed by Queen Mary University London, a Tate Exchange Associate.
About Queen Mary University London
QMUL is a global university which is committed, through its recruitment, teaching, and public engagement activities, to enhancing the lives of the people of east London and beyond. Our collaborative projects with community organisations focus on building resilience, inviting reflection on shared challenges, and encouraging community cohesion in one of the most diverse areas of the UK. QMUL has a long history of working with arts and culture to benefit local communities and address complex global challenges. The People’s Palace, opened by Queen Victoria in 1887, was originally a community venue where people of the East End could enjoy dance classes, organ recitals, donkey shows and art exhibitions, as well as gain skills in what are now known as the ‘creative industries’ – tailor’s cutting, woodwork, photography, and needlework. Today, QMUL continues to harness the radical power of art to change the world. Our arts and cultural activities embody QMUL’s values of diversity, inclusion, and community engagement.