OPEN CRIT: Claire Hignett & Aliyah Hussain
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

OPEN CRIT: Claire Hignett & Aliyah Hussain

As part of our new now Weekly Wednesday Potlucks, Islington Mill Art Academy will host a monthly Open Crit, featuring work by Mill resident and affiliate artists. All are welcome to join for dinner & conversation. Details below!

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Aliyah Hussain is a current studio tenant at Islington Mill, and member of performance collective The Volkov Commanders. Her work frequently observes topics such as spirituality and space, creating bold, exciting and humorous works through fabric and photography.

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Claire Hignett ‘Secret and Sacred’ 2015

Claire Hignett is a current member of IMAA. She will be presenting new work, which is a development of work made during the recent IMAA 6 month residency at Regent Trading Estate.

Islington Mill Art Academy (IMAA) is the Mill’s very own independent art school. Founded in 2007 by Mill Director Maurice Carlin, it led the way for many subsequent alternative self-education projects responding to questions around the relevance and usefulness of mainstream arts education.

IMAA is a constantly evolving entity which governs and sustains itself. The people who are there at any one moment decide on the activity, structure and direction of the school. There is no distinction between student and tutor, everyone is engaged in learning together. There is no application process or graduation. People leave when they feel ready to, it is based on a willingness to be there for the time that you are there. If you are interested in joining, please get in touch or come along to our next event. For more details on what we do:

Weekly Wednesday Potlucks

Islington Mill is open to the public every Wednesday for a rotating series of lectures, film nights, artist critiques & hands on workshops as an addition to our potluck tradition.

We host food from 6pm in the 1st floor Common Room & the evening’s event will start from 7:30pm or as announced in the ground floor Gallery Space.

All are welcome to attend either the potluck or the event, or both!