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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 London 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.


FEatured artWork


Affiong Day, Untitled, 2020.


Submit to Love Studios Collaboration, Champion, 2020.


Trevor Small and Tirzah Mileham, Living One, 2020.


Ken Hezeldine, The Footballer, 2020.


Tirzah Mileham, The Sitter, 2020.


Theresa Malcom, Member of the African Choir, 2020.


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.