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The Conch: September 2021
Past event

Shenece Oretha, Untitled - work in progress, 2021

The Conch is an open forum for emerging artists and writers that invites critical feedback and open discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, outside of an academic institution. 

This edition of the Conch explores repair and sustainability in artistic practice. The session is organised by curator Maggie Matić with artists Shenece Oretha and Jamila Prowse, and curator and researcher Amrita Dhallu. 

Participation, questions and comments are invited throughout the evening, please note numbers are limited to a small group. You can email questions in advance to or submit questions through the chat function on the night. Please book a ticket before 6pm on Wednesday 15th September to receive your booking link.

There will be a break after one hour. If you would like to add a piece of music to our half time playlist please send suggestions to

Following the event a text written by Amrita Dhallu will be published on the SLG website. 


Amrita Dhallu is a curator and researcher based in London. Her current research examines care, healing and ethno-futurist discourse within arts education, exhibition-making and professional development for artists. She currently holds the post of Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, London, where she is working as part of the curatorial team for the forthcoming Lubaina Himid exhibition and catalogue. 

Jamila Prowse is an artist, writer and researcher working with moving image as a site of self-archiving and autoethnography and stitch making and patchwork as a tactile form of processing complex family histories and mapping disability journeys. 

Dr Maggie Matić is a curator, writer and researcher with a specialism in contemporary feminist visual culture. Maggie is currently Curator (Studios & Residencies) at Studio Voltaire, and has previously worked at Tate, FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), The University of Liverpool and The Royal Standard.   

Shenece Oretha is a London based multidisciplinary artist sounding out the voice and sound’s mobilising potential. Through installation, performance, print, sculpture, sound, workshops and text she amplifies and celebrates listening and sound as an embodied and collective practice. 


There will be a break after 1 hour.
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