VARI Resident Artist Announced

We're very excited to be welcoming Aqui Thami from Bombay Underground to Rabbits Road Press for a three month residency! As this year's V&A Research Institute Offsite Resident, Aqui will be working closely with as we support her to develop work Rabbits Road Press,  programme some workshops/things for the public and (if she wants!) collaborate on something new with OOMK. Aqui is a Mumbai-based artist, activist and academic. Her multidisciplinary practice is inspired by the culture of DIY, which has brought her to collaborate with young girls, women and children. She is a founding member of Dharavi Art Room and is also a member of Bombay Underground, an artist collective that organised the first Zine Fest held in Mumbai, bringing together a large volume of self-published books and zines for the public for the first time ever in India. Her residency will take place between 15 October 2018 and 15 January 2019.

Thami’s residency is in collaboration with the V&A Research Institute (VARI) and takes place between 15 October 2018 and 15 January 2019. Aqui will be staying at The White House, Create’s residency and community space on the Becontree Estate. This is the second collaboration with the V&A, following the successful residency with Wouter Osterholt at The White House in 2017-18.

“During my residency, I am interested in exploring the V&A’s rich political posters collection with a special focus on handmade posters for public walls and city spaces, works that existed on the edge of the normative definition of art.”

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ARTIST DIARY: Summer Riso Residency


Illustrator and teacher Sadie St Hilaire took part in RRP's Summer Riso Residency 6-10 Aug and shares her photo diary below.

This summer I took part in a week long summer Risograph residency at Rabbits Road Press alongside fifteen other participants. We all had varied experience and practices, but came together to use the Riso facilities at Rabbits Road Press to complete our personal projects; during the week we saw some beautiful zines, prints and experiments being created.

 Day 1
Some participants had never used a Risograph machine before and used the residency week to experiment with how to incorporate the process into their existing artistic practice. Others who were more familiar with the medium used the time to try new techniques or complete a project.

 Induction Prints

Induction Prints

Day 2

I’m excited to spend the week working and completing one project.
— Alison
 Working on contrast and aligment

Working on contrast and aligment

Day 3
There have been so many exciting experiments happening at the press. Some participants have tried scanning physical objects like drinks cans and plants, experimenting with printing on different materials and trying out new mediums like collage and graphite.

 Experiments in progress!

Experiments in progress!

It’s been nice to find out about something really local to me! There’s been a really nice atmosphere. I’ve been learning how the different colours and tones interact with each other.
— Amy
 Above: Testing layering methods -From coloured pencil drawing, to SEPARATING layers on the light-box, to the final riso print.  This print was inspired by a scene noticed on the way to Rabbits Road PRESS.

Above: Testing layering methods -From coloured pencil drawing, to SEPARATING layers on the light-box, to the final riso print.  This print was inspired by a scene noticed on the way to Rabbits Road PRESS.

Day 4

I’ve enjoyed the atmosphere and feeling productive, it’s been nice to be around other people working creatively.
— Maya

Day 5

 Happy faces

Happy faces

Day 6
On our last day, some of the group got together to have a crit, to talk about how the week went and how our printed media turned out. It was nice to hear how each participant had approached the week and what their intentions were. Each person had a unique approach which could be seen in the end products (or product in progress!) One nearly universal thought that was voiced, was that they wished they came with more prepared images, so they could get to printing straight away!   

This week has been very well run, thank you. There’s been a good amount of people and I’ve enjoyed working in a friendly environment.
— Zoe

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us during the residency. Your creativity, energy and passion was infectious, and made for a productive week.  The work produced was so varied and exciting! 


V&A Artist Residency at Rabbits Road Press

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Deadline: 20 July 2018

In a very exciting development, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Create are seeking nominations and applications for a three-month international residency based at our project space, Rabbits Road Press.

Applications are welcome from contemporary artists and designers who are interested in drawing on the V&A’s collections to work within the vibrant community setting of the Rabbits Road Institute (currently home to Rabbits Road Press). This residency is open to applicants of any nationality based outside of the United Kingdom that meet the criteria of the residency brief (downloadable below). Nominators and applicants will be asked to submit a joint residency application. 

Deadline: 20 July 2018


Curriculum: RRP Public Programme Launched

Curriculum is LIVE! Check out the Rabbits Road Press Public Programme now, and book a place on one of the talks or workshops now.

Curriculum is a regular series of artist led lectures and workshops at rabbits road press, focused on visual arts, publishing and print. Sessions alternate between public talks and intimate workshops to create an overarching programme which functions to develop creative practice and critical engagement outside of formal art schools. 

Talk: How To Get An Exhibition with The White Pube
Wednesday, May 23
7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Join The White Pube as they introduce their practice of art criticism, and also talk candidly about how the art world operates behind closed doors; covering how to get an exhibition, how to navigate the art world online and offline, how to get paid for things, and finally how to protect yourself and your art when you’re in and amongst it all. Register:…

Workshop: How to self publish a book with Publication Studio London. A demo...
Sunday, June 24
1:00 PM 2:30 PM
This workshop will act as an introduction to getting started in self-publishing from production to distribution, including practical tips on printing and binding processes and facilities, useful resources, fundraising and ways to connect with audiences. 

Talk: Will there be Hipsters in Heaven? #NeoDiaspora with Abbas Zahedi
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
7:30 PM 8:30 PM
‘The roadmap towards a framework of neo-diaspora is an effort to process and de-historicise experiences of digestion, death and displacement.’ Join Abbas for a lecture performance about his practice, followed with time for questions and discussion. 

Talk: Un-edited Voices with Plantain Papers
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
7:30 PM 8:30 PM
Plantain Papers is an independent bi-annual journal and ode to plantain fryers, eaters and appreciators all over the world. Edited by Lemara Lindsay-Prince, Tamika Abaka-Wood and Tahirah Edwards-Byfield
Join Lemara sharing the skill of insight and active listneing in the process of editing.

Workshop: Daily rituals, gentle reminders and longing for belonging with Saffa Khan
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Saffa Khan is an illustrator and print maker exploring the themes of home, identity, race, culture and mental health. Join her for a mini journal making session on the theme of self-care.

Summer Riso Residency
Mon, Aug 6, 2018 2:00 PM Fri, Aug 10, 2018 7:00 PM
Due to popular demand, Rabbits Road Press will be open for one week during the summer holidays. We’ll be running a special Summer Riso Residency week aimed at people who would like to complete a self-directed project at the press or to use the facilities to experiment and dedicate time to developing their practice. 
Cost: £50, book….

Supported by Arts Council England and Create

RRP x Design Museum

Last weekend we ran a newspaper making workshop responding to Hope to Nope Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18, an exhibition at the Design Museum. We discussed how news and information are communicated to us through different media, the context in which we receive messages and the techniques that have been employed. After a probing discussion about the factors that affect whether we believe the information we are receiving is reliable and trustworthy, we set ourselves the task or creating a newspaper of the future by taking control of information and subverting existing articles and images and turing them into new stories. We spent the second day at Rabbits Road Press, everyone was given a Risograph printing induction and then we set about printing, folding and assembling The Newestpaper. Throughout the day we made 60 copies in total (!), most of which were distributed amongst the group. A copy will be on display in the reading room at the Design Museum within the next few days but we also kept a bunch to distribute at Rabbits Road Press, you can grab a free copy during Open Access on the May 12th Open Day, while stocks last!  


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RRP Work at Risotto Room Show

23 March -13th May at The Lighthouse, Glasgow

We visited Glasgow last weekend for Glasgow Zine Fair so naturally we had to visit Risotto Studio’s fabulous Riso Room. The very delicious show featured risograph printed work from across the globe showing off the versatility of the medium and a broad breadth of approaches used by different artists and designers. We were very excited to spot some work that had been made at Rabbits Road Press (Destroy your Dissertation by CSM students and Intifada Milk by Arwa Aburawa and Sofia Niazi) featured in the exhibition. Both books will be on sale soon in the new RRP Shop. Risotto Room is on till mid-May, well worth a visit!



New RRP Shop: Buy and Sell Work
Launch 12th May (online and IRL)

To coincide with the Open Day, we’re opening a shop! As part of our plan to make Rabbits Road Press a sustainable local arts space, we’ll be opening a shop packed with zines, posters and art prints, all produced at the press. The shop will launch online and IRL in the press on the Open Day, we've already started buying work and will continue to do this every week during Open Access. 

How it works: We're buying work from artists (max 5 copies) 'firm sale' at 50% of the retail price so you get paid even if the work doesn't sell and we take the risk. We have set prices for A4 and A3 prints but happy to negotiate for zines and other things. All of the profit will go back into the project and help create a more sustainable way of covering running costs of the free weekly public Open Access sessions. First up, we're hoping to raise enough money to buy a YELLOW drum, so RRP users will benefit from having a larger variety of colours to print from. If you’re interested in selling through the shop please get in contact or pop in during Open Access!


Rabbits Road Press Open Day

On Saturday 12th May, join us for a day of risograph printing fun and art chat as we launch the Rabbits Road Press Spring/Summer 2018 Public Programme! Come along to see what happens at Rabbits Road Press, celebrate the work that has been produced and find out how you can get involved through Open Access, free artist led workshops and talks. FB event here.  RSVP here-


2-5pm Drop-in risograph printing workshop with Sahra Hersi and Rosalie Schweiker

6pm Show and Tell: Projects produced at Rabbits Road Press.

7pm Curriculum: Presentation of RRP public programme.

Pick up the RRP Spring/Summer programme, look at an exhibition of selected work produced at RRP and check out the new RRP shop which will be open for business!

Refreshments provided

Old Manor Park Library, 835 Romford Rd, London E12 5JY

Supported by Arts Council England, Create London and Newham Council.  


Spotlight: Rosalie Schweiker

Rabbits Road Press regular, Rosalie Schweiker, is a conceptual artist who uses social exchanges such as conversations, economic transactions and jokes to find new functions for art in society. Her playful humour makes knowable the unwritten rules by which social systems operate. Since Rosalie's focus is on the communicative effects of art, most of her work leaves hardly any material trace.  Rosalie's work is mostly self-funded and realised in collaborations which are often based on long-term friendships that defy common notions of individualistic authorship. As a result, each year she has hand-made a publication documenting the projects she has worked on.

What is “work” and where did the idea for the publication series begin?

Every year I make a publication documenting and archiving the work I’ve done - a “what did I do this year” book. I started the process at university when I was studying art. I found the course really difficult because I was very interested in people and processes and not so much in output, and so produced a publication to document the invisibilised parts of the experience every academic year. It would include all the work that goes around the ‘work’; emails proposals, the ideas I shelved - the things that are not often visible. After university I just continued with it because life got messy and difficult and it was a good way of acknowledging what I had or hadn’t achieved. I now have 10 different publications, so that’s 10 years of self-archiving.


How do your produce the publication?

I wait until around December to get started and try and get it out by January, but it has taken anywhere up to 3 months to complete because I’m working on it in the evenings or the odd times I get by myself. I don’t really know how to use Photoshop (its my New Years resolution to learn how to use it) so my process involves printing out lots of images, sitting down with scissors and glue and blending things together with handwritten pieces. At the end I find someone with a photocopier and make as many copies as I like.

The differences in the copies year to year are also reflective of the different resources I’ve had access to. The first one was black and white photocopied but this year’s “work” has elements of Risograph printed material scattered throughout as I was producing work at Rabbits Road Press. 


What challenges do you face along the way?

The most difficult thing is deciding what goes in and what stays out. I do a lot of work in collaboration so I have to check in with people about including things. It’s also excruciating to look through all your work, and it becomes a bit of an evaluation process. The year after I left college I made one that was only one copy, because it felt too personal and like my life was falling apart. This year, 2018, I feel like my work has made such a huge jump and I want more people to see it. So I'm going to put some money into producing the workbook and make lots of copies and maybe even pay a designer to help me do it. 


Why is it important to you to document “work”?

I had this weird tutor at college who said if you’re a woman you should keep a good archive because they’ll only discover you when you’re dead. So part of the process is taking care of yourself as an artist and how I reproduce what I do, instead of delegating this to a gallery, an archivist or so on.I also give copies to people who have been a part of my work that year and it’s interesting to see how their responses reinvigorate things. 


Rabbits Road Press: Funding Success

We're delighted to announce that Rabbits Road Press has secured funding to run a very exciting programme of events over the next 12 months! Open Access will continue every Wednesday during term-time and a full programme of artist led workshops, talks and commissions will be announced at a Rabbits Road Press Open Day on Saturday 12th May. 

We'd like to thank Create London, Arts Council England and Newham Council for their continued support. We're working hard this year to develop Rabbits Road Press into a sustainable local arts space and are busy making a shop so that we can finally start selling some of the amazing work made at RRP. We are also working to increase printing/finishing options for our members and will announce any new additions at the RRP Open Day on May 12th. We look forward to collaborating with many more artists, groups and institutions in the coming year and hope to see you at Rabbits Road Press soon!

Follow @rabbitsroadpress on instagram for a regular dose of risograph magic.  

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Spotlight: Rose Nordin

Co-founder and resident OOMK designer, Rose Nordin, mades use of the medium blue and fluorescent orange ink available at RRP to produce these A3 double-sided folded pamphlets for the Stuart Hall Library.

The Stuart Hall Library holds over 4,000 group exhibition catalogues, 3,500 works on individual artists, and 2,500 contextual, historical or theoretical works as well as over 200 zines and periodicals related to the work of British artists of African, Asian and Latin American descent.

Rabbits Road Press is open for free weekly Open Access sessions from  2-7pm on the following Wednesdays:

February 2018:  7th, 14th, 21st

More dates tbc 



Spotlight: Etta Voorsanger-Brill

Having attended Open Access and been inducted a few weeks earlier, we welcomed Etta Voorsanger Brill back last week to print her BA Dissertation. Below are some fantastic examples of the way in which she incorporated Riso techniques to reflect her investigation into ephemera.

My project 'Travels in Ephemera', deals with trying to create a reliable narrative for women though out history. This was the final outcome of my BA Dissertation. I explore how ephemera (the word for items not designed for permanence, eg. receipts, train tickets & labels) can be a useful vehicle for evidencing women's history. I display my essay in the same way ephemera is displayed in archives - brown boxes and folders.

To analyse my text I use feminist theorists, like Helene Cixous or Virginia Woolf. I made a piece of ephemera relating to each of the women I discuss in my essay which are displayed alongside my book itself. In my dissertation I discuss Rabbit's Road Press in reference to creating your own ephemera through print making. I thought it was apt that I also printed at RRP. So, everything in my essay has been printed on the Risograph. As a woman making work about women, it was important to make my final outcome in a woman-friendly space- RRP helped me do that and helped shape my work.

Rabbits Road Press is open for free weekly Open Access sessions from  2-7pm on the following Wednesdays:

February 2018:  7th, 14th, 21st

More dates tbc                                                                                                                                                             

Open Access returns Jan 2018

Rabbits Road Press will reopen for free weekly Open Access sessions from January 2018 between 2-7pm on the following Wednesdays:

January: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

February:  7th, 14th, 21st

More dates tbc                                                                                                                                                             

In order to use the equipment and make the most of the open-hours OOMK technicians offer individuals free 1:1 inductions any time during the drop-in hours. The induction session will introduce users to the workspace and equipment. During the induction, participants will have the opportunity to make and print a collage in two colours using the risograph machine and will be given 5 free copies to take home. 

After completing an induction session, users will be able to use drop-ins for independent practice or projects any time during Open Access. A range of printing materials and paper will also be available at a low cost (with further reductions for Newham residents). OOMK technicians will be on hand to support throughout the day. You can help to support the project by using the Risograph printing facilities to print your work. There is also a donations box at Rabbits Road Press, all of the money goes back into the project and helps towards making Rabbits Road Press a sustainable local arts space.  

If you would like to bring a group of more than 3 people to Rabbits Road Press please contact us in advance to book a private session, Open Access inductions are not suitable for groups because of limited staff numbers. If you have any questions please contact us at

Spotlight: Sahra Hersi

Sara Hersi, one of the RRP Neighbourhood commission winners, visited us this week to reprint her publication, 'Queens Market: Portraits of a Community’. 

Sahra Hersi is an aspiring architect, designer and practitioner who has recently completed an MA architecture degree at the Royal College of Art. She seeks to establish a working philosophy driven by the desire to reinterpret architectural methodology as artistic narrative.

Featuring original interviews, photography and architectural illustrations ‘Portraits of a Community’ documents a local market community under threat from developers.

Spotlight: She is a Catalyst

Last week we printed and bound 200 copies of She is a Catalyst, a zine made in collaboration with Forest Gate Community School girls and Rabbits Road Institute coordinator Laura Owen.  Laura tells us about the work and the project. 

She is a Catalyst documents some of the work and discussions that emerged from an 8-week project with 12 girls aged 14 - 15 yrs from Forest Gate Community School. The group took part in a variety of activities exploring their ideas and ambitions for the future. For one of the workshop sessions that took place at Rabbits Road Press, the group learned how to create there own riso prints based on artwork they had made considering the overlap between creativity and science. Inspired by the work of Robert Rauschenberg, an artist whose work experimented with and explored these subject areas, the group made artworks which were inspired by research into leading females in the field of science, technology, engineering and math. The girls explored what their own future pathways might be and thought about how gender can influence career choices.

Taisa De Sousa Calado (15 years) is from Forest Gate Community School, she took part in the project and writes about her experience below: 

The project I have taken part in focused on the relationship between STEM jobs, Women in these jobs and how maths, art, science and technology are linked together. Making art and a large canvas was probably my favourite part. This is because I had a chance to do something I wouldn't usually do... expressing myself.

While creating my canvas I didn't necessarily know the exact meaning I was going for, I followed my intuition. I felt like I was expressing myself and it was really quite pleasing. I mixed colours to my own taste and experimented with a range of materials while being conscious of what I was doing still.

I must say that it was also very different from making art at school. This is mainly focused on meeting certain criterias and requires students to stick to a specific topic. The main topic we have been exploring during this project has been women who are involved in STEM jobs and how in many ways this makes them a catalyst. A catalyst is a word used in Scienceto describe a substance that speeds up a chemical reaction. In the case of this project we used it to describe women who are changing societies reactions. Women who are destroying the gender stereotypes in society. 

This is the case because even though women are perfectly capable of doing jobs in STEM, just like men are, it is evident that perhaps women don't feel like they can. To me this is devastating, we need inspiring women like Zaha Hadid, Maggie Aderin-Pocockand May Jemison to be presented to young women to show us that they CAN take on jobs in STEM and break these harmful stereotypes. This is why we are pleased to have been part of this project, to make art expressing our ideas andcontributing to our zine called 'She is a Catalyst’.

Spotlight: Sabba Khan and 10x10

Artist Sabba Khan came in earlier in the week to print posters for 10x10, a fundraising event by Article 25.  She talks to us about her work and the project. 

The name of my print is  'A Lifetime at the Trowbridge'. All within the last 60 years we bare witness to major shifts in the urban landscape around the Trowbridge Estate. Victorian houses swept away for seven 21 storey towers in the 60's which then were unceremoniously demolished in the 90s for the Estate as we know it now. From birth, to middle age to retirement- one lifetime sees it all. I made the print for 10×10 Drawing the City, Article 25’s major annual fundraising event. From a grid drawn over a part of London one hundred artists are given a square each and make a piece of art based on their allocated area. These works are then auctioned off at a special fundraising reception evening, which this year will be held at the RIBA headquarters in Portland Place.

Article 25 work to enable the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of people.  They build solutions to global problems and provide the skills and knowledge needed to make safe and appropriate building projects possible. Their vision is of a world where all people have access to dignified shelter and housing, adequate and safe school buildings and effective clinics and hospitals.

The Artist: Sabba Khan is an artist and designer. After having studied architecture in Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster she has gone on to explore the intersection between storytelling and space. Her art practice celebrates personal experience and how it is shaped by the wider urban context. 

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Open Access: Interim dates announced 

Following a successful 6-month pilot project, Rabbits Road Press is currently seeking funding to keep the free weekly Open Access sessions running. In the interim period we will continue to run free Open Access sessions but on a fortnightly basis. Rabbits Road Press will be open to the public between 2-7pm on the following dates:

September: Wed 27th

October: Wed 11th, Wed 25th

November: Wed 8th, Wed 22 

December: Wed 6th    

For more information visit the Open Access page.  

Neighbourhood: Launch of Rabbits Road Press Commissioned Publications

Neighbourhood Exhibition, 19th Jul ‘17

As Rabbits Road Press came to the end of its six-month pilot project and to celebrate the project hosted “Neighbourhood”, an exhibition of some of the work produced in the space including 7 new Neighbourhood themed publications that were commissioned and produced at Rabbits Road Press. The evening also played host to “Making Art Spaces Work”, a panel discussions exploring the role of alternative art spaces. The commissions were an excellent way of drawing on the foundations we had built among local artists who used RRP and further afield to solicit Risograph printed publications. All the artists, many who were non-professional or self-taught, were new to Risograph printing when they first visited RPP. We were pleased to see that the training and equipment we had made available had made an impact as was evident in the work produced. The work produced is documented below:

‘Raíces/Roots’ by Alexandra Azúa: Raíces/Roots is a publication exploring the voices of the Latin American community in the neighbourhoods of Elephant & Castle. With increasing intolerance towards Others and the threat of gentrification that pushes locals out of their safe spaces, the voices of Latin neighbourhoods are more important than ever.

‘Magpie Project’ by Louisa Tock: The Magpie Project supports under-5’s and their mothers in temporary accommodation. The project ensures that children do not suffer long-term negative effects from living in temporary accommodation. These booklets have been made in collaboration with the children who visit the Magpie Project and will in turn been given back to them so they can see the achievement of their own artwork in publication.

‘Windows Narrative’ by Ling-Wen Yen: Whether in Taipei or London, living in an apartment means that you rarely get to know the people who live around you. This book illustrates the windows in Ling-Wen’s neighbourhood. The transparent paper imitates a window and allows us to see the things that people place on their windowsills.

‘Impressions of Forest Gate’ by Lia Rees: E7 is a lively and eclectic place which never stands still. "Impressions of Forest Gate" is a visual and textual snapshot of the area as it is now. The book is created in a collaborative spirit with interviews from familiar names and lesser-known figures. It features art from local artists and historical images, and touches on aspects of Forest Gate's culture, art and music scene.

‘Doing Forest Gate Differently’ by Leah Lovett: Doing Forest Gate Differently was inspired by the cultural theory of bell hooks and created in collaboration with local children during an open workshop at Forest Gate Community Garden on 10th June, 2017 in which the children drew their local area from the lying-down tree in West Ham Park, to the dinosaurs of the Wanstead Flats – and over every bridge and wall in between.

 ‘Queens Market: Portraits of a Community’ by Sahra Hersi: Featuring original interviews, photography and architectural illustrations ‘Portraits of a Community’ documents a local market community under threat from developers.

‘Welcome! A tour of my London’ by Sadie St. Hilaire: These ‘ guided tour’ illustrated zine features local highstreets and scenes from the area as experienced by the illustrator.

Making Arts Spaces Work: The panel discussion that accompanied the exhibition explored the role of alternative art education spaces and how they contribute to building creative communities. The lively Q&A was useful in understanding ways of working towards developing a meaningful community art space at Rabbits Road Institute. The panel discussion featured Susan Mackie and Anne Robinson (See Red Women’s Workshop, 1974-1990), Harun Morrison (They Are Here) and Ben Messih (South London Gallery).

Neighbourhood Exhibition + Making Art Spaces Work

Rabbits Road Press is coming to the end of its six month pilot project and to celebrate the project we'll be  playing host to Neighbourhood, an exhibition of some of the work produced in the space including 6 new Neighbourhood themed publications that were commissioned and produced at Rabbits Road press earlier this year. The evening will also play host to Making Art Spaces Work, a panel talk exploring the role of alternative art spaces. 

Saturday 19th August ---  6.30-10pm --- Rabbits Road Institute,  835 Romford Road, E12 5JY

The event is free but spaces are limited, please RSVP here:

7pm: Making Arts Spaces Work

What is the role of alternative art education spaces and how can they contribute to building creative communities? Join us for a series of presentations and a panel discussion exploring the conditions for a successful art education space. Share your own perspectives as the discussion opens up to a public Q&A and help shape Rabbits Road Press as we work towards developing and nurturing a meaningful community art space at Rabbits Road Institute.

Susan Mackie and Anne Robinson (See Red Women’s Workshop, 1974-1990) See Red Women’s Workshop was a womens silkscreen printing collective that produced posters, illustrations and calendars, and did service printing for the women’s movement and community groups. The group aimed to promote women’s empowerment and challenge the negative stereotypes of women. Working collectively was central to the ethos of See Red, as were sharing skills and knowledge with other women. The posters produced explored the personal experiences of many women; from housework, childcare and sexuality, to sexism and racism, as well as wider international struggles for change.

OOMK (Rabbits Road Press) Rabbits Road Press is a community risograph print studio and publishing press run by OOMK (Sofia Niazi, Rose Nordin and Heiba Lamara). The project is based at Rabbits Road Institute, within Old Manor Park Library. The small-scale publishing press provides printing and book binding services for artists and community groups in Newham and beyond. The project builds on Rabbits Road Institute’s initiative to establish an accessible and diverse community art space to support the development of new skills, knowledge sharing and social exchange for people living in Newham.

Harun Morrison (They Are Here) They Are Here is a collaborative practice steered by Helen Walker & Harun Morrison. Often extending their collaboration to include those from all walks of life, They Are Here work across media and types of site particularly civic spaces. Institutions they have developed or presented work include: Rabbits Road Institute, Camden Arts Centre, CCA Glasgow, Furtherfield, Grand Union, Konsthall C (Stockholm), National Theatre Studio, South London Gallery and STUK (Leuven, Belgium).

Ben Messih (South London Gallery) Ben Messih is a London-based curator working with communities. Currently managing South London Gallery's Heritage Education Programme, Ben is interested in decolonial approaches to gallery education and the role of institutions as sites for solidarity with local struggles. He has previously held positions at the Serpentine Galleries and the Biennale of Sydney.

Anatomy Lab

We were joined by two lovely groups of people yesterday for our Anatomy Lab workshop at the Be Magnificent Summer School. Using collage packs that had been specially designed and produced at Rabbits Road Press, participants explored the emotional anatomy, as well as physical anatomy, of the human body.

For the afternoon session we were based at Waltham Forest College and worked with creatives from Headway, a charity supporting people with brain injuries, and students from the college. The evening workshop was an open public workshop at the William Morris Gallery. The collages produced were pretty stunning and we even got a change to make individual GIFs for each person. Below are just a few examples of the collages that were made, too many lovely works to fit in!