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Flesh Colour – art workshop led by Angélica Dass


Feb 22, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020


Migration Museum,
Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre,
London, SE13 7HB


Saturday 22 February 2020 | 2.30pm–4pm
Migration Museum
Lewisham Shopping Centre
London SE13 7HB
Free – click here to register

Join us for an art workshop led by Angélica Dass, the artist behind Humanæ, a portrait project exhibition on display at the Migration Museum in Lewisham from February 2020.

Humanæ is an ongoing project documenting every human skin tone through portrait photographs. The project illustrates that skin colour and race are far more complex than the labels and categories that we are so often forced to fit ourselves into, inviting us all to reflect on and rethink our identities and what we have in common.

Flesh Colour is a workshop which invites participants to reflect on and deconstruct the stereotypical codes and associations between the colours white, black, red and yellow, and specific racial and ethnic groups. Participants will create artworks that represent their actual skin colour, in doing so calling into question the so-called ‘flesh-coloured’ pencils that are widely sold but which, in reality, only reflect the skin colour of a small proportion of people. The works produced during the workshop will subsequently form part of a display at the Migration Museum.

This workshop is free and open to all, with a specific focus on educators who are interested in learning how to lead this workshop themselves in schools and for community groups. The workshop is open to children over the age of 5. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Advance registration is essential – click here to reserve your place (opens in Eventbrite).