Artists Talk: Emi O’Connell and Jermaine Francis

10 August 2024
2.00pm to 3.00pm
Free to all

The photographers will discuss their works in 'Performing Histories / Histories Re-imagined'

Join photographers Emi O’Connell and Jermaine Francis as they discuss their works in Performing Histories / Histories Re-imagined. Learn how they used memory and ‘the archive’ to interrogate disturbing practices by religious institutions in the past.

In and then I ran, Emi O’Connell uses self-portraits, image, and text, to create an imagined visual archive of her grandmother’s memories running away from a mother and baby home in 1964, Ireland. Jermaine Francis explores the Bryan Heseltine archive housed at the Bodleain Library, Oxford. Once Upon a Time unravels the methods the Anglican Church and its missionary programme used to indoctrinate Black slaves in the Caribbean.

Performing Histories / Histories Re-imagined offers an insight into artistic practices that critically engage with the archive to re-address history and position neglected histories at the centre.

Their discussion will be chaired by Vivienne Gamble, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Peckham 24.

From 3.00pm to 4.00pm, please join us for a drinks reception to celebrate our exhibition Performing Histories / Histories Re-Imagined. This will be a fantastic opportunity to continue the conversation with the artists and a chance to network with like-minded others.

Impressions Gallery is a charity and we fundraise for everything we do. If you enjoy our work and you can afford it, please support us by making a donation when you book your ticket, thanks.

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