This is the last day of CAMP's 8-week long art gallery guide workshop Talking about art for refugees and asylum seekers, who would like to become part of CAMP’s guide team and do guided tours in CAMP's exhibitions about migration.
We will have a guest visit by curator Temi Odumosu from 1–4 pm followed by a graduation dinner from 6–8 pm. Both events take place in CAMP's exhibition galleries.
The workshop has prepared refugee participants for their role as art guides in CAMP's upcoming exhibition in January 2018 and has actively involved them in preparing a script for the guided tours. Additionally, it has encouraged the participants to engage in discussions and debates about contemporary art and broader social and political issues to enable them to participate in public debate and make their voices heard.
During the workshop, the participants have learned how to:
- Describe and analyze an artwork
- Speak confidently in front of an audience
- Prepare a guided tour for CAMP’s next exhibition
- Use their expert knowledge about flight and migration to put the artworks into perspective
- Think critically about who is included in official art history and why the art world is still dominated by white artists
- Be part of a broader political discussion