'SHIFTING SANDS: Anxious Landscapes in Urban Worlds' was the visual representation of a year-long research project by photographer Kate Dawson, which sought to capture the processes of expansion, densification, making and re-making in Ghana’s capital city of Accra.
The installation consisted of mixed medium photography presentations and was hosted at Hoxton Basement in London's Shoreditch last July, in partnership with Kate's research faculty at LSE and with backing from the ESRC. The opening night was attended by close to 150 people and through artwork sales, we raised a generous sum to be given back to the communities in Accra who facilitated the research.
Special thanks to: The people of Awoshie and of Accra, Kate Dawson, London School of Economics, Economic and Social Research Council, The Hoxton Basement, North Pole Crush.
A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE LOCAL
'LOCAL' was a visual collaboration between eight photographers (five local in distance to the installation and three based in Ghana), to explore and provoke discussion on the multiple meanings tied to the concept of Locality.
The event was hosted at Clapham Studios, with all of the artists present on the night and engaging in discussion regarding their works as well as being able to sell their art to newfound admirers.
The evening also saw the launch of the Gold Host zine, promoting the work of these and more independent artists.
Special thanks to: Alfred Quartey, Grafiti Anon, Kate Dawson, Malik Abdoulmoumine, Sierra Nallo, Working Progress and Clapham Studios.