Autograph is delighted to announce that from October 2023 we will be working with artist Tirzah Mileham. Tirzah will co-lead our Family SEND programme alongside artist Katriona Beales, who has been working on the programme since its launch in 2019.
Tirzah has been a member of Submit to Love Studios for more than 20 years. Based just down the road from Autograph, the Studio is home to a group of artists working collectively in an open, creative environment. All of the artists have survived brain injuries. Autograph first worked with Tirzah and other members of the studio in 2020, culminating in the Common Threads exhibition. Most recently, Tirzah’s work took centre stage in the Barbican’s Curve gallery, as part of Submit to Love Studio’s exhibition differently various. Tirzah states: "I am pleased to be a lead artist on the SEND programme. I have already joined a session and it was fun. Art makes me feel calm and relaxed and I can see it helps the children too. I really like that the families all join in. It's very important to meet other people and feel part of a community."
Autograph’s Learning and Participation Manager, Livvy Murdoch, said: “Thanks to generous funding and support from City Bride Trust we have been able to further develop our Family SEND programme and continue building our partnership with Submit to Love Studios. Championing the work of artists who highlight questions of identity, representation, human rights and social justice through their work is core to Autograph’s mission and this programme sits at the very heart of that. Tirzah is a brilliant artist and we're excited to work with her.”
Tirzah Mileham is a London-based artist; she has been a member of Submit to Love Studios for more than 20 years. Tirzah’s practice incorporates drawing, mark making and embroidery to explore pattern, fashion and pop cultural references. Her work has featured in exhibitions including: Making Faces, Southbank Centre, London (2017), Common Threads, Autograph, London (2021); Art is Freedom, Rich Mix, London (2022); differently various, Barbican, London (2023).
Free artist-led workshops for families who have a child/children with complex needs or SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), designed so that the whole family can get involved in creative play and activities.Find out more
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