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Exhibition tours: Lead artist tour of Traces: Stories of Migration with Lucy Orta

Tuesday 20th June 2023 , 11:00am to 6:30pm

Come along to a tour of Traces: Stories of Migration with professor and lead artist Lucy Orta, to discover the diverse migration histories and stories woven into the landscape of east London through textile-related practices. There will be three tours happening throughout the day from 11am-12pm, 2-3pm, and 5.30-6.30pm.

Led by international artist and researcher Lucy Orta – in partnership with London College of Fashion’s Making for Change as part of The Portal Centre for Social Impact – the participants of the Traces: Stories of Migration workshops came together to share textile knowledge, follow the threads of community migration in the context of the East End rag trade, and celebrate east London’s history of clothing and textile industry.  

As the culmination of a 2-year project involving over 80 residents across Newham and Tower Hamlets, the resulting exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery is a collective tapestry of lived experiences and memories. 

During the tour, you will have the opportunity to engage with Lucy and her practice, and gain a deeper insight into the collaborative exchange of textile knowledge, embedded into the engagement and outreach that lies at the very core of the entire Traces project.  

The tour will end with Q&A, where you can put all your burning questions to Lucy herself! 

There are three tours happening throughout the day from 11am-12pm, 2-3pm, and 5.30-6.30pm. Please book onto your chosen tour by selecting one of the three buttons below.

Free (Tickets must be booked to guarantee your place!)
181 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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More about Lucy Orta 

Lucy Orta is a visual artist and Chair of Art and the Environment at London College of Fashion, UAL. Her practice investigates the interrelations between the individual body and community structures, exploring their diverse identities and means of cohabitation. Lucy uses the mediums of drawing, textile sculpting, photography, film and performance to realise singular bodies of work. 

Access information  

The Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system. Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.  

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)  

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space (e.g. making sure you have a table near the entrance) or anything else you can think of!

Transport Information  

Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 10am to 4pm  
Address: Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ  
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.  
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.  
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.