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Public Programme

Soft Tissue – Events + Workshops

24th Nov - 10th Dec

In-person and online.

Metroland Studios, 91 Kilburn Square, London, NW6 6PS

The gallery at Metroland Studios has step-free access and wheelchair accessible toilets.

Experience the wide range of sensory and exploratory events and workshops that the Squishy Collective have in store over November and December.

These events are part of the collective’s new exhibition: Soft Tissue: Feeling-through Precarious Times, at Metroland Studios.

Soft Tissue Poster - collaged imagery - reads: Soft Tissue, feeling through precarious times

Friday 24th Nov – 6-9pm – Private View

Join us to celebrate the launch of the exhibition and event series Soft Tissue: Feeling-through Precarious Times.

Book your free ticket.

Poster for Air Tasting event with Becky Lyon, shows condensation on a mirror with a squiggly line drawn through it

Sat 25 Nov – 1.00pm-2.15pm – Air Tasting, Mattering A Hot Breath

Join artist Becky Lyon for an experimental, multi-sensory workshop exploring ‘hot’ breath and heat as a material to think about warming times.

Tickets: £3 – Book via Eventbrite

Sat 25 Nov – 2.30pm-3.30pm – In Touch With Ice, Following The Melt with Anastasia Khodyreva

Join Squishy Collective member Anastasia around the archive table for a haptic writing moment – in touch with an ice cube and its many gerunds and stories.

Tickets: £3 – Book via Eventbrite

Sun 26 Nov – 11.00am-12.00am – Tactile Archive: Coffee and Conversation with the Squishy Collective

Join us around the (archive) table for coffee and conversation over texts & material that have inspired the Squishy Collective

Tickets: £3 – Book via Eventbrite.

Poster for Cast Your Line: Photographic image-divining. shows a figure holding two long rods, over an abstract landscape.

Sun 26 Nov – 1.00pm-3.00pm – Cast Your Line: Photographic image-divining with Rhona Eve Clews and Eliza Bennett

A hands-on workshop exploring water, glass, inks and projection, photographically conjuring and ‘fishing’ for images from the deep.

Tickets from £7.21 – Book via Eventbrite.

Wed 29 Nov – 8.00pm – 9.30pm – Kitchen Yin: Body & Material Winter Workshop (online) w/ Catherine Monahon and Rhona Eve Clews

Discover the material wisdom of kitchen goods & everyday objects in this online playful art-ecology workshop.

Tickets from £7.21 – Book via Eventbrite.

Poster for intestinal Knitting workshop, depicts a close up of a knitted form.

Sun 3rd Dec – 2.00pm-4.00pm – Intestinal Knitting w/ Rosina Godwin

Join artist Rosina Godwin in an experimental practical workshop, combining free knitting or crochet with soft sculpture!

Tickets from £3.96 – Book via Eventbrite.

Learn more about the exhibition: Soft Tissue: Feeling though precarious times.

About the Squishy Collective

The Squishy Collective are a research group who formed in April 2021 and have been meeting online ever since, convened by artist and Metroland studio resident Becky Lyon. Comprised of sensuous ecologists, fizzy researchers, haptic writers, mermaid-whisperers, clay-crafters and generative gesturers, together they share methods drawn from art research to explore the intersection of touch, tactility and practices of care as part of a toolkit for navigating precarious times.

Keep up with the Squishy Collective on instagram.