Making Myself Visible – our inaugural programme launches

7 September 2021

Rasheed Araeen: Reading Room © Henry Coleman

Metroland Cultures announces that Making Myself Visible, the inaugural programme for the charity giving a voice to people across the borough of Brent, Northwest London, will begin in mid September 2021 with a season of exhibitions and events. The programme introduces the charity’s new way of working across local and international communities of residents and artists. It experiments with ways of gathering, moving, speaking and doing things in continually changing conditions.

Making Myself Visible takes its name from a 1984 publication by Brent-based and internationally acclaimed artist Rasheed Araeen. The programme will feature a display of Araeen’s work considering the radical relevance of his ongoing practice for current times. It begins with a two-day open house event at Metroland Studio. This programme from Metroland platforms Brent-based artists in residence at Metroland Studio in Kilburn and will also feature monthly conversations on the tactics and ethics, pitfalls and promise of improved ‘visibility’ for cultural practice and community care through the arts. Making Myself Visible acknowledges and embraces the many influences that make our world what it is today.

Find out more about the programme and events here