Family Artist-in-Residence: Soofiya Andry - Camden Art Centre

Family Artist-in-Residence: Soofiya Andry

Taking up residence in the Drawing Studio, Soofiya led Studio Takeover, our weekly drop-in programme for families, leading creative activities inspired by our exhibitions Nathalie Du Pasquier Other Rooms and Christian Nyampeta Words after the World. Soofiya’s workshops will draw out key themes, ideas and techniques from these exhibitions, focusing on pattern, design, typography, language and composition.

Soofiya is a graphic designer, illustrator and design educator. Their art practice articulates a commentary on gender, race, politics and bodies through a radical social and anarchist approach. Their practice utilises a variety of forms, including but not limited to, zines, book arts, writing, collaborations and workshops to deconstruct narratives. A selection of past work has looked at menstruation, radical listening, anger, fear, being lost and found. With a love of bright colour, neon aesthetics and big ideas both Soofiya and their work aim to dissent, disrupt and resist.

Soofiya’s work has been showcased internationally, from Tate to Parsons School of Design in New York, as well as being featured in the Guardian, Metro, Independent and Autostraddle among others.

Supported by The Cecil and Hilda Lewis Charitable Trust and The Heathside Charitable Trust

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Studio Takeover

Sundays, 2.00 – 4.30pm

Every Sunday throughout the exhibitions families can drop-in to the Drawing Studio and galleries to take part in free, creative and fun activities led by our family artist-in-residence Soofiya Andry. Taking inspiration from our current exhibitions, families will have the opportunity to take part in a series of activities, using graphic design and illustration techniques as an entry point to the works on display. Join us to create new typographies, build structures, produce zines and design murals, using neon colours, geometric patterns and big ideas.

Studio Takeover is suitable for all ages and materials are provided free of charge, but donations are invited.

Supported by The Cecil and Hilda Lewis Charitable Trust and The Heathside Charitable Trust