Moving Still

A Creative Agency project that encouraged young asylum seekers to communicate their own experiences through visual art.

Artists: Damilola Samuel Akinbote, Emmanuel Akinbote, Faith Akinbote, Femi Akinlade, Sandra Olawunmi Akinlade, Jana Alkarajeh, Lilian Eberechi, Prince Charles Matsetto, Nanette Ndlov, Pahalavan Premareji, Thamarai Premareji, Craig Sibanda

Moving Still encouraged young artists to explore photographic techniques and imaginative approaches to making images, with the aim to communicate their own experiences through visual art.

During the weekly sessions, the teenagers, aged between 13 and 16, worked with project artist Maeve Lynch and Glucksman curator Tadhg Crowley to investigate ideas of movement and expression through photography. In workshops with artist Inma Pavon, they explored improvisation and how movement can be a representation of individuality, while artist Darn Thorn taught the group about photographic techniques and ideas of scale, exposure and lighting. 

The artworks were shared in a city-wide billboard exhibition and at the Glucksman in Autumn 2018.

Project artists: Maeve Lynch, Darn Thorn, Inma Pavon

Curated by Tadhg Crowley

Moving Still was delivered as part of the Glucksman's Creative Agency programme funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.