Usurp Art, our BAME led arts charity, is now nomadic in 2020, having survived a vitriolic attack by five white people. We are moving forwards with new projects, to create a more humane and equitable future. Currently, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our volunteers and supporters are helping those most vulnerable in our communities, and we are supporting our local and international projects and partners, though online and phone delivery. We launched the first public art gallery and artist studios in Harrow in 2010 with our project “Metro-land”, creating an arts hub in West Harrow for meeting, learning, empowering, exchange and thinking, and had over 40,000 visitors and mentored 75 people. We introduced Arts Award to the borough for the first time, training 12 people as accredited Advisers, and our creative learning projects for people with disablities and learning needs have been graded by Ofsted as “excellent and outstanding”. See more about us on this website, join us on social media, sign up to our email list, and watch this space for our new ventures. Sign our support petition to find us a new space

“I know a land where the wild flowers grow. Near, near at hand if by train you go, Metroland, Metroland” George R. Sims

Photopoetics – Cyanotypes, Tea toning and Poetry Part 1

23 - 25 August 2019

Free workshops for people in Harrow on low income, unemployed or in receipt of benefits. We will explore and create individual and collective photo poems using the cyanotype and tea-toning processes, and surrealist word games. The Cyanotype process is a photographic printing process that utilizes UV light to create an image that is cyan/blue in color. The process was invented by Sir John Hershel in 1842 and is made up of ammonium ferric citrate and potassium ferricyanide and is nontoxic. There will also be an introduction to opportunities and advice on employment in the arts and culture sectors.

No previous experience in art making is needed and a experienced artist tutor will lead you though the techniques and processes. All materials and refreshments are provided. A £10 refundable deposit will be required to secure your place – email us to book.






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