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Groundwerk: Fashion and Identity

What are our relationships to our bodies and to the things that we hold, touch, and wear?

What are our relationships to our bodies and to the things that we hold, touch, and wear? In this workshop led by fashion designer Mamady Diana, we will look at the influences that have shaped his theory of style, including contemporary art, music and dance influences. We will consider our own approaches to styling and dress, and will experiment with pre-loved clothes courtesy of Croydon Community Clothes Exchange.

This workshop is open to all but booking is essential, as spaces are limited. If you have any access needs that you would like to discuss with us in advance of the session, please get in touch: holly@turf-projects.com

Groundwerk is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice. This workshop is supported by Arts Council England.

How do our tickets work?

For our workshops & events we offer the majority of tickets free and then offer donations-based tickets after that. Free tickets go fast! We’d encourage you to book a donations-based ticket if you’re able to, to leave as many free tickets as possible available for those who could most benefit from them. Donations tickets can be as little as £1.

About Mamady Diana

Mamady Diana is a multidisciplinary, fashion designer born in Guinea and based in Croydon. His work is based on conceptual storytelling that consists of art and wearable pieces. He is interested in the meeting point of fashion and art, music and movement. His work is situated in the context of visual arts, where conceptual art and fashion meet. Mamady is an associate artist at Conditions, Croydon. 

Image credits:

All images courtesy of the artist

Part of:

Freedom & Balance, 6 Croydon-connected artists + Turf
( Sep 2021 )

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