THE STRANGERS YEARBOOK
POP-UP GALLERY: 1 - 4 MAY
OUTDOOR EXHIBITION: 1 MAY - 10 JUNE
The Strangers Yearbook is an art project that Karimah Hassan initiated at the beginning of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, to document how people were feeling during ‘this time of uncertainty’. To get participants involved, Karimah formed a rapport with members of her close circle, slowly expanding into a globally-connected project. Painting the selfies sent from participants, the project lives as an on-going Instagram gallery and reads like a real time update of how people feel and what they are going through. Honest responses from NHS doctors, cancer survivors, refugees on the run - all bringing connection through each person’s confession.
Our first physical event of 2021, The Strangers Yearbook will be available to view in Kiosk N1C, Coal Drops Yard. A commercial pop-up gallery from 1 - 4 May, visitors can witness Karimah create a mural in live-action over the opening weekend, as well as painting the self-portraits of participants, submitted through Instagram. Karimah's pieces will be available for purchase, alongside our signature moth masks and plate sets! The Strangers Yearbook will exist as an outdoor exhibition across Coal Drops Yard for all to view until 10 June. If you wish to be a part of the ongoing project, you can do so by sending a selfie to @strangersyearbook and letting Karimah know how you are feeling during this time.
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