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.