Join us for our online Girl Friday Breakfast Club with artist Charmaine Watkiss on Friday 29 January 2021 at 8.30am.
Charmaine Watkiss was born in London to Jamaican parents. She studied BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Practice at the University of Westminster (graduating 1994); Discovering Voices, ICA Cultural Leadership Programme at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2008); Art and Design Foundation at City Literary Institute (2015); and MA Drawing at Wimbledon College of Art, UAL (2018). Charmaine lives and works in London, and is represented by Tiwani Contemporary gallery.
Charmaine's work is concerned with what she calls ‘memory stories’. She creates these stories primarily through research connected to the African Caribbean diaspora, and then maps the stories onto life sized figures. Pencil and paper are her main materials of choice, and as the work develops she often includes other materials such as watercolour, wax, ink, coloured pencil etc. Drawing is central to her practice, and she uses the language of drawing when executing works in other media such as video, and printmaking. Her memory stories shift between the archeological, the cosmological and the historical spaces - always looking back in order to create a new projection in the present.
The Girl Friday Breakfast Club was established in 2018 by Kate Reynolds and Anita Taylor at Drawing Projects UK to provide a friendly and informal space for women to meet, chat, and support each other. There is no agenda other than hearing from an interesting woman speaker over breakfast - usually at Drawing Projects UK with a delicous breakfast catered by Miranda's our on-site cafe - on the last Friday of each month. All women, and those who identify as women, are very welcome to join the Girl Friday Breakfast Club. Please do bring your own breakfast to our online breakfast club - or perhaps your lunch or supper depending on where you are in the world!
Please book here for this free event. We will send the Zoom link to registered participants by email in advance of the event, a reminder with the Zoom link is also sent 50 minutes before the event starts.
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