Slate Weekender Masterclass: Sounding Out/Listening In with Nicola Singh

Taking place as part of Black Arts World: Slate Weekender - a showcase of the new wave of Black* artists in the North.

A workshop that centres on listening as both an auditory and bodily act - a listening into oneself and to others. The session will include simple vocal meditations and visualisation exercises, interspersed with journaling and discussion. Nicola hopes the session can be considered for its personal, collective and potential political resonance.

Nicola Singh is an artist, researcher, a Teaching Fellow in Fine Art at Leeds University and an Arts Educator for BALTIC.  With a practice rooted in performance and moving across disciplines, she extends ideas of performance to a practice of exhibition, object making, pedagogy and collective workshop practice.  Central to Nicola’s practice is a critical engagement with contemporary art's relationship to race, feminisms and intersectionalities.

To book on to this masterclass, click here.

Supported by City of Ideas and Slate – an Eclipse movement

Curated by: Melanie Abrahams

Producing Team: Melanie Abrahams, Sai Murray, Asher Jael, Grace Lee

City of Ideas is a partnership of major cultural organisations in the Cultural Industries Quarter area in Sheffield, led by Site Gallery. Through ambitious public art commissioning, collaborative events and talks programmes, and a critical exploration of the value of public space in contemporary cities, City of Ideas will make tangible the international impact of Sheffield's home-grown cultural talent and radically influence how city centres will look in the future.

City of Ideas Partners: Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Showroom Workstation, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Children's Media Conference, Eclipse Theatre, Forced Entertainment and Artworks. Funded by Arts Council’s Ambition for Excellence fund.

Photo credit: Sarah Boutell 

*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalized for their race or ethnicity.

Slate Weekender Masterclass: Sounding Out/Listening In with Nicola Singh