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Making Care: Group Exhibition

8 October13 November

Making Care is a research project, group exhibition and events programme showcasing work by artists exploring aspects of care and access provision through their practices, pointing towards more just and equitable worlds against the backdrop of Covid and the inequalities it highlights.

This project asks how arts organisations can collaborate with – and care for – artists whose work explores themes of care. It centres access needs as opportunities for world-building and creative exchange, rather than problems to solve. It aims to open dialogue with artists, audiences and organisations about the transformative potential of DIY community care and access provision. 

Making Care commissions artists – Josephine Chime, Kyla Harris & Lou Macnamara, Evan Ifekoya, Keith Hennessy and Carmen Papalia & Heather Kai Smith – who explore care and access in rich, radical and varied ways, to co-curate an exhibition and programme, supported in their autonomy by ONCA, with space and resources to think through their needs and wishes. 

More info coming soon!

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