Led by artist Reem Acason, this painting workshop allows participants to explore their identity through portraiture with inspiration from personal objects and belongings.

Participants are invited to bring to the workshop an object, pattern or fabric relating to their heritage or lifestory which will form the basis of their painted portrait. 

Times : 1pm – 4pm

Members & Patrons: £20 (discount applied at checkout)
Concessions: £12.50
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Reem is a multi-disciplinary artist and arts educator born in Bahrain to a Bahraini father and an English mother. She has a deep interest in themes of cross-cultural identity and ecology. She has been living in the Southeast of England for most of her life, with regular trips to visit family in Bahrain. In 2007 she gained a first class Fine Art BA (Hons). Since then, she has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions including the ING Discerning Eye, the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize and ArtBAB International Art Fair in Bahrain.

In 2022 she took part in Open Plan, a group residency at the Towner Gallery and recently co-delivered a major project in response to Zineb Sidera’s exhibition ‘Can’t You See the Sea Changing?’ at the De La Warr Pavilion. The project, overseen by DLWP and Artswork, aimed to develop approaches to diversity and representation practices across schools in Sussex through arts, culture and creativity.

​Reem has an upcoming solo exhibition at Rochester Gallery in the summer of 2023 in partnership with Shubbak Festival.




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