Autograph, London

Creative Workshop: How We Remember

Sat 4 Mar 2023 || 10.30am - 4.30pm

Led by Shepherd Manyika

A day-long creative workshop exploring the recollection, documentation and preservation of personal histories through artistic practice



Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK

in-person event

This workshop takes place at Autograph's gallery in London

past event

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Join artist Shepherd Manyika for a day-long workshop exploring personal histories and different modes for documenting them. We'll visit Sasha Huber's exhibition at Autograph for inspiration, considering how personal narratives shape history, and how that history is documented and revisited.

You'll use personal experiences as a starting point for creation, working from memory or in response to an object that holds importance to you. We'll consider the ways past and present experience can be monumentalised and preserved through art-making in a series of drawing and writing exercises, before utilising a range of creative materials including photography, audio and film.

Everyone is welcome to join us, you will be supported regardless of what stage in your creative journey or practice you are at. There will be a 1-hour break for lunch. Lunch is not provided but participants are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or there are a number of places near Autograph's gallery where you can purchase food.

The ticket price for this event is £8. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If this ticket price is unaffordable for you please get in touch with Livvy at about free ticketing options.

Part of the exhibition

Sasha Huber: YOU NAME IT

11 Nov 2022 - 25 Mar 2023
A new exhibition questioning who and what do we memorialise, and how?

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workshop leader


Shepherd Manyika

Shepherd Manyika is a London-based artist-educator whose works take on multiple formats and mediums. Manyika’s practice focuses on reflection as material, utilising music, photographs and concepts of play. These methodologies are then used to make space for restoration (repair) and prepare for the future.

Manyika graduated with BA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2011 and MA in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication from Central Saint Martins in 2019. Manyika has worked and exhibited with Iniva, AIR, Forced Collaboration, Artlicks Weekend, South London Gallery, Tate, Spike Island, Camden Arts Centre, Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Frieze, Eastcheap Space, Hauser and Wirth for Hospital Rooms and Cement Fields.

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YOUR VISIT and accessibility


Everyone is welcome at Autograph. We care about our visitors, staff, artists and community, and have measures in place to help ensure a safe visit for everyone. Have a look at our Visit Us page, it has full information about Covid-19 safety and accessibility at Autograph.


Accessible VEnue

Autograph welcomes people with all types of disabilities.


Step free

Our building and entrance is step free. A wheelchair accessible lift goes to all floors.


unisex facilities

Accessible, single-occupancy, unisex toilets are available on all floors.

Ticketing Policy

The ticket price for this event is £8. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If this ticket price is unaffordable for you please get in touch with Livvy at about free ticketing options.

Autograph's events are popular, and often sell out. We recommend booking a ticket in advance. If you need to cancel your ticket for any reason, you can receive a refund up to 24 hours before the start of the event. You do not need to bring your paper ticket to the event.

Banner image: Shepherd Manyika, from Assembly 2018 (Speak Now) , © and courtesy of the artist.

Images on page: 1) Sasha Huber, Agassiz Down Under [detail], 2015. Courtesy the artist. 2) Shepherd Manyika. Photograph by Cat Lane. 3) Autograph. Photograph by Kate Elliot.

Discover more: 1) Sasha Huber, film still from The Firsts - Tilo Frey, 2021. Commissioned by Autograph. 2) Sasha Huber, Tailoring Freedom – Renty [detail], 2021. Courtesy Tamara Lanier and the artist. Commissioned by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Autograph, London; Turku Art Museum, Finland; and Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam. Original photographs: Renty 35-5-10/53037; courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. 3) Sasha Huber, film still from Rentyhorn [detail], 2008. 4'30" min. Courtesy the artist.