Dark Matter
Collage Masterclass

Sat 2 Nov 2019
2 - 5pm

£5 / 4

With artist Cherelle Sappleton

About the Event

Explore how to use photo-collage to create new meanings and narratives from images, with artist Cherelle Sappleton.

This hands-on workshop will take inspiration from Autograph's current exhibition by Lina Iris Viktor and her use of tactile, intricately layered surfaces to imagine new narratives of blackness and the body.

You're encouraged to bring your own photographs, family snaps, archives or found images to feed into the creative process. Reproductions from Autograph's archive will also be provided. 

The afternoon will start with a guided exhibition tour of Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter, and end with an opportunity to share and reflect on the process and resulting creations. 


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Workshop materials will be provided.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own images - printed on paper - to use in the collage process during the workshop. 

WORKSHOP programme

2:00pm   Guided tour of Lina Iris Viktor exhibition

2:20pm   Introduction: Cherelle Sappleton

2:45pm   Artist led workshop



Cherelle Sappleton is a visual artist and melophile living and working in London. Her practice centres on photographic media with an interest in feminist agendas and performance utilising abstraction and surrealist aesthetics.

Blending these elements together, the work she makes uses the black female body as a starting point to explore and respond to issues of representation, agency and the materiality of photographs via collage, moving image and photography.

Her current exhibition Semblance is currently at Sutton House, London.


Visit Cherelle Sappleton's  website 


Lina Iris Viktor at Autograph

Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter

Accessibility at AUTOGRAPH

Everyone is welcome at Autograph. This workshop, and our building Rivington Place is an accessible space. There is a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport.

We are happy to help. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at info@autograph-abp.co.uk or 020 7749 9200

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Please note that photography and/or filming will take place at this event. Images from this event may be used by Autograph and external press for marketing and promotional use, including: printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, or other use.


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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Images, from top: 1-5) Cherelle Sappleton, 2019. Courtesy of Oliver Holms. 6) Lina Iris Viktor, Eleventh, from the series A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred, 2017-8. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. 7) Lina Iris Viktor, II . For Some Are Born to Endless Night. Dark Matter [detail]. From the series Dark Continent: The Seven, 2015-9. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. 8) Rivington Place, home of Autograph. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell.