Established by Artquest, PEER FORUM is an annual programme aiming to support artists by providing them with the funding, space and resources necessary to establish their own peer mentoring groups. As a host organisation, we provide support and create a space for artists to instigate dialogue and develop ideas and research.
This year's selected group led by Amrita Dhallu include Kobby Adi, Tamar Clarke-Brown, Priya Jay, Rosa Johan-Uddoh, Hamed Maiye, Seema Mattu, Joy Miessi, Georgia Lucas-Going, Zarina Muhammad, Zeinab Saleh and Ebun Sodipo.
Brought together by curator Amrita Dhallu, the group is concerned with the potential and limitations of possessing a colonised body caught in the system that oppresses it.
Through a range of disciplines, each artist explores embodied experiences of shifting between the physical and spiritual, mobility and entrapment, erasure and hyper visibility. Their works also address how history is constituted and transported within the diasporic body, particularly at moments of migration.
Together they will consider how well-being and creative labour relate to one another through developing a discourse around self-care and healing within their own working practices.