event 08 Aug 2024

DWYS Presents "We Gather" with Sheffield City Archives

Date 08 Aug 2024
Time 18:00 – 19:30
Venue Sheffield City Archives

In 2023 Dig Where You Stand commissioned fourteen artists to explore local archives and produce new work that captures the unknown history of people of colour in the region.

Much of the historical material used by artists was found in Sheffield City Archives. We gather there now to hear from visual artists Kedisha Coakley, Seiko Kinoshita and Patricia Bugembe, alongside Senior Archivist Cheryl Bailey. Together they discuss their experience working in the archives, discovering new stories and producing creative responses in the form of portraiture, wallpaper and installation.

Join us to find out more about the fascinating hidden history of South Yorkshire and how visual arts can be used to bring it to life. This is also a unique opportunity to see some of the original archive material that inspired the artists’ work.