Transformative Futures Online: Jamila Prowse – Making art accessible - Camden Art Centre

In this workshop, disabled artist and writer Jamila Prowse will delve into the creative possibilities of access adjustments.

From audio description to closed captions, alt-text and remote viewing, Jamila will provide examples from her own practice as well as artists who inspire her, to consider how access adjustments can be an integral art form as opposed to an add on or afterthought. Jamila will ask you to bring a clip or image of one of your favourite artworks, so we can all have a go at writing alt-text and audio description of our own.

About Transformative Futures The Artist

About Transformative Futures

A series of free onsite and online artist-led workshops for people aged 15-25, Transformative Futures offers an opportunity to learn new skills and approaches to art-making and thinking that will support young people facing challenges in a post-COVID environment. The platform provides a safe space to question, develop and engage with new ways of working to mobilise creative futures.

Learn more about our onsite workshops.

The Artist

Jamila Prowse is an artist, writer and researcher who works across moving image and textiles to consider methodologies for visualising mixed race identity and the lived experience of disability. She is drawn to stitch making and patchwork as a tactile form of processing complex family histories and mapping disability journeys, and moving image as a site of self-archiving and autoethnography. Most recently, Jamila made the first iteration of a series of three films, An Echo For My Father, tracing the history of her ancestry through her relationship with her late father Russell Herman, a South African jazz musician who passed away when Jamila was three. She was in a group exhibition at Hordaland Kunstsenter, Norway (October 2021) and was studio residency artist at Gasworks from January to April 2021. As a writer, Jamila is a columnist for Frieze (on accessibility) and British Journal of Photography (on Creating Change). Her reviews and essays have appeared in Frieze, Elephant Dazed, GRAIN, Art Work Magazine and Photoworks. She is an Associate Lecturer at University Arts London.