NEW COMMISSION! ‘Art as Life’, Derby Quad

Lightseekers News / 15.07.17

Lightseekers has been commissioned by The Derby QUAD, for a new project. Entitled ‘Art as Life. A Practice for everyday life’.   During this commission, we will focus on the region of Derbyshire and its localised history of art and craft production. The project facilitates space for participants to share skills and exchange knowledge through a […]

The State of Photography II : Symposium, 16 Jun

Lightseekers Talks / 16.05.17

I’m pleased to be among the speakers at this symposium, but it delights me more that my work as a socially engaged artist is finally a topic of discussion within professional photographic practice.   Among the questions to be debated in this symposium: – Is it important to come from a community or do you […]

Re. Connecting Struggles, Uni of Leicester. 5th Jun

Lightseekers Talks / 01.05.17

A one-day workshop to connect people who work on different struggles across continents, class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, etc. Scholars, artists and activists to take a lead in an interactive conversation that aims to align different struggles while addressing social inequities. Presentations will share knowledge on particular struggles while workshops aim to (re)connect and […]

‘Samsara’ @Attenborough Arts Centre

Art Leverhulme Lightseekers / 07.02.17

‘Samsara’ as part of The Attenborough Arts Centre ‘Takeover’. This display follows the inaugural launch of ‘Liberation’, at the Charles Wilson building in November 2016. Over 100 people contributed to this collaborative exhibition, from eight different community groups.   This work reflects my transition from lens-based media towards visual and alternative art-forms. Over the past few years, my interest has moved […]

Woven Stories and Other Projects (2013 – 2016).

Leverhulme Lightseekers News Shows&Screenings / 17.01.17

This exhibition combines selected works produced in collaboration between myself and different communities within local, national and international settings. It demonstrates an ambition to integrate work produced by artists and the communities they represent.   The centrepiece installation entitled, ‘Samsara’, (previously Liberation/Moksha), is new work created as part of my Leverhulme artist residency at the University of […]

Do Arts and Culture Need a Digital Suffragette Movement?

Lightseekers Talks / 20.11.16

Panel Discussion, ‘Taking the Lead: Do Arts and Culture Need a Digital Suffragette Movement?’ at Rough Trade, Nottingham on Wed 23 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00. The event was chaired by Tobi Oredein, journalist, editor and founder of Black Ballad, with speakers Rachel Anderson, creative producer and founder of Idle Women, Kaylea Mitchem, founder of Fan Club […]

Activism, Art & Social Change

Lightseekers Talks / 13.11.16

Panel Discussion. 5th Nov 2016, 2pm – 4pm Artists Kajal Nisha Patel and Sunil Shah hosted a panel discussion with the collaborators of their commission a ‘rebel scene’. Joined by representatives from Nottingham’s rebel women, Nottingham Women’s Centre and the Sparrows’ Nest, they discussed the issues communities face today, how groups occupy spaces for change […]

Photography Intro. The Loughborough University

Lightseekers Talks / 10.11.16

A one off Photography session at the University of Loughborough. Mon 14 November 2016, 19:30 – 21:30.

Twenty-Eight Hours

Journal Lightseekers / 11.08.16

After being awarded Leverhulme Artist in Residence in January 2016, I promised myself I would keep a diary and blog about my experiences. It hasn’t really happened.   I really admire the younger generation for their ability to vlog, blog and write so confidently. The economy of sharing seems to come quite naturally to the […]

Woven Stories, An Intergenerational Workshop

Leverhulme Lightseekers / 18.07.16

Session1. After lots of planning, we just delivered our first workshop to a cohort of women, connected by a personal interest to build a better relationship with their mother or come to terms with loss. This session was structured to deliver activities in order to provoke emotional responses, stories and feelings which are often left unresolved in […]

Lightseekers Exhibition @Atkins Hosiery Factory, Hinckley

Lightseekers Shows&Screenings / 14.12.12

Launch event of our Lightseekers UK Exhibition in Hinckley. We were very happy to welcome Anne Wesseberg, curator at Gammelgaard Herlev, Copenhagen.   An international project, organised by Gammelgaard Kunst & Kultur Centre, Copenhagen. Two fundraising exhibitions were curated in the UK and in Copenhagen, following an international competition, juried by Steve McCurry, Susan Zadeh and Henrik […]

Gammelgaard Project, Copenhagen

Lightseekers / 08.10.11

An international project, organised by Gammelgaard Kunst & Kultur Centre, Copenhagen. There will be two fundraising exhibitions in the UK and in Copenhagen, following an international competition, juried by Steve McCurry, Susan Zadeh and Henrik Saxgreen. This photo was taken at a local school in Copenhagen .   Proceeds will be donated to Lightseekers social enterprise for my efforts to connect schoolchildren […]

Satyaprakash Online

Art Lightseekers / 13.11.07

Charnwood Arts have been enormously supportive of my work from the outset. Following a long trip to India for an internship, between 2006/07, founder Kev Ryan has been following my work online.   Since I returned, the team have supported me to edit, exhibit and produce an online gallery for my project, ‘Satyaprakash’ (light of […]