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Heritage, Talent and Otherness: The Making of Common Threads

POSTED: 15 July 2021


Watch this short film for a behind the scenes glimpse of the making of the works in our Common Threads exhibition from the artists at Submit to Love Studios in Hackney. 


 Common Threads is a group show from the self-taught artists based at Submit to Love Studios in Hackney, currently on display at Autograph. Using our collection of photography as a starting point and inspired by their shared lived experience of brain injury, the exhibition explores ideas of heritage, talent and otherness – and the many ways underrepresented stories can be told. Watch the video below to see the works in the making.

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Affiong Day, Untitled, 2020.

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Submit to Love Studios Collaboration, Champion, 2020.

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Trevor Small and Tirzah Mileham, Living One, 2020.

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Ken Hezeldine, The Footballer, 2020.

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Tirzah Mileham, The Sitter, 2020.

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Theresa Malcom, Member of the African Choir, 2020.

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Evaldas, Kalulu, 2020.

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Banner image: Submit to Love Studios collaboration, The Couple [detail], 2020.

Featured artwork images from left to right: 2 - 8) Courtesy Submit to Love Studios.

Other images on page: 9) Brian Searle, Unidentified Sitter [detail], 2020. Courtesy Submit to Love Studios / Headway East London. 10) Yoki Mekuria by Leon Foggitt [detail], 2020. Courtesy Submit to Love Studios / Headway East London / Leon Foggitt 11) Tirzah Mileham, The Sitter, 2020. Courtesy Submit to Love Studios / Headway East London. 12) Film still from Chaos/Quest directed by Posy Dixon. © LUCA Productions Ltd 13) Sharif Persaud, Untitled [detail], 2017. Courtesy of Project Art Works