SAT 25 AUGUST 2:30-4pm
FREE & OPEN TO ALL
AT TURF, 46-47 TRINITY COURT, WHITGIFT CENTRE, CR0 1UQ
How do we ensure that the exhibitions we put on are open to everyone to engage with? Arts educator and illustrator Jhinuk Sarkar is currently developing Turf’s accessibility plans. In this workshop, she will draw on this and existing research to give an introduction to curating in a way that takes into account the varying needs of diverse audiences.
This session is aimed at artists, curators, and anyone who is interested in considering inclusive approaches to presenting work.
Groundwerk is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice.
This workshop is free to attend and open to all but booking is recommended, as spaces are limited.
// ABOUT JHINUK SARKAR
Jhinuk Sarkar is an illustrator and arts educator.
Working closely with disabled artists over the last five years led her to her current roles at Turf Projects as Head of Community & Accessibility, teaching in an arts university, and supporting disabled students learning arts subjects in higher education.
She has worked on community arts-based projects through various arts organisations using different art forms, from visual arts to performing and cross-disciplinary arts. She has worked with a variety of education teams including House of Illustration, Francis Crick Institute, British Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, National Gallery, Museum of London, Hackney Museum, Nuneaton Museum and the Cadbury Research Library in Birmingham.
More recently she has become interested in portraying the sensory awareness we individualise in our work through Synaesthesia. This is the focus and influence she will bring to Turf’s next Artist Crit. Using her experience of working with disabled artists and developing knowledge of Disability Arts will feed into this session.