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Artist Sam Jevon

POSTED: 27 February 2019

In the run-up to our Thursday Late event in collaboration with Submit to Love Studios, we take a closer look at the work of Sam Jevon

We've teamed up with Submit to Love Studios in Hackney for our Thursday Late event on 7 March. The Studio is home to a collective of artists, all of whom have survived brain injury.

Sam Jevon has been a studio member since 2009. The artists at Submit to Love have developed unique set of self-taught practices and interests, refined over a decade and often working collaboratively. The studio is based at Headway East London, a charity supporting survivors of brain injury.

Sam's striking and minutely detailed drawings will be on display at the event, alongside our current exhibition Phoebe Boswell: The Space Between Things.

Sam describes herself: “I was born in April 1968 at the Bethnal Green Hospital, which is not there now. At school I studied Maths, English and Biology but never did Art at school - although I drew an Egyptian head and won a Mars bar for it.

After school I went to work at Thorn Lighting factory where I made lights for submarines. I was told I pick up things quickly. I brought up two children on my own.

In June 2006 I had a brain Injury. I think my brain injury has done me a favour in lots of ways because I used to be fiery - now I am calm and patient and you can see that in my drawings."

Join us on 7 March and see more of Sam's drawings. There will also be a Q&A with Submit to Love Studios artists, an exhibition tour, and more!

This Thursday Late is part of our programme exploring disability, neurodiversity and rights – relating to creative practice. Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Entry is free and we are an accessible venue. 


Thursday Late: Submit to Love Showcase

7 March 2019 18:00 - 21.00


Submit to Love Studios at Headway East London


Read Who Are You Now? with Sam Jevon


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View more of Sam Jevon's work 


EXPLORERS project, delivered by Project Art Works, a three-year programme of art and conversation working with 12 national art organisations. The EXPLORERS programme is informed and led by neurodiverse communities, placing them at the heart of social, civic and cultural activity. Based in Hastings, Project Art Works is the UK’s leading artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council Englane
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