Resident Artists | Wright & Vandame
Josh Wright (b.1993, High Wycombe) and Guillaume Vandame (b. 1991, New York), collectively known as Wright & Vandame, live and work in London. Central to their practice, the artists explore the possibilities of collaboration and audience engagement through lively participatory art, performance, photography, video, sculpture and installation. In particular the artists are especially interested in interrogating questions of authorship and ownership, areas of expertise, and the role of artist. Their practice is often about facilitating social situations whereby participants can have an active role in the outcome of the work – whether in an exercise class or sharing a meal. These situations are always free and the artists aim to work with a range of different audiences which can coexist within one community. In this way, their art is grounded in utopian aspirations and an earnest desire to create meaningful social change by working with diverse individuals in different ways.
For Taking Part, artist collective, Josh Wright & Guillaume Vandame, will be working site-specifically and collaboratively with the residents of Railton Road.
Beginning in July 2017, the artists will host a series of free workshops for the residents exploring personal histories and identities. These weekly workshops will include discussions, walking tours and photography sessions. Following the workshops, the artists will work collaboratively to host a Street Party in September 2017.
‘Workshop for Railton Road Residents’
Free to all residents of Railton Road
Taking Part artistic residents, Josh Wright and Guillaume Vandame, warmly welcome local residents of Railton Road to take part in a series of photography workshops at Photofusion in Brixton.
The hands-on workshops will focus on Railton Road and invite participants to share their personal histories, exchange ideas, and celebrate its past, present, and future.
Each workshop will take place on Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm from 1st July 2017 to 5th August 2017. Refreshments will be served. No photography experience is needed. Just bring yourselves!
To RSVP or for any queries please email the artists at [email protected]