BALANCE: Anna Berry in conversation with Inaya Folarin Iman 

Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN
24 Feb 2022, 7-8pm

Anna Berry discusses her sculptural installation A Fall from Grace which explores balance, power and precarity around ideas with Inaya Folarin Iman, journalist, presenter, social campaigner, Founder and Director of The Equiano Project, a forum to promote freedom of speech and open dialogue on the subjects of race, identity and culture.   

A Fall from Grace is a sculptural installation which uses geometric language and repetitive processes to explore contemporary identity politics, proposing that ideas that can be a force for good can also become tyrannical when balance is lost.  

Format 

The conversation will last for up to an hour, followed by the chance to ask questions. 

There is limited capacity at this event, so we ask that you let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend. We will run a waiting list for tickets if they sell out and will be in touch if tickets become available in the run-up to the event.  

This event will be recorded and made available online after the event, subject to speakers approval.  

This event is free to attend, book now. 

Visitor Guidance  

Jerwood Arts is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all our visitors and staff. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have put the following guidelines in place for this event: 

  • We encourage all visitors to take a COVID-19 lateral flow test before visiting our galleries at Jerwood Space and only to attend if it is negative. 
  • We request that visitors wear masks inside the building for this event unless they are exempt. 
  • We ask you to please be considerate of one another’s space during the event. 

The space will be well ventilated, our staff members will be wearing personal protective equipment and there will be hand sanitiser available on arrival. 

Please do not attend if you or anyone you live with is feeling unwell or displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19 even if you receive a negative lateral flow test result. 

Access 

We want to make sure that our events programme is welcoming and accessible.  

Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support you to attend and enjoy this event or if you have any feedback on the accessibility of our work.  

You can contact us via email at gallery@jerwoodarts.org or telephone +44(0)7944 903 991. Learn more about the access support available, here. 

About the speakers  

Anna Berry is a self-taught artist from Scotland, living in Milton Keynes. Her work is usually shown in non-gallery environments. She has a background in philosophy and commercial photography, both of which inform her practice. Berry is best known for her large, often kinetic, interactive installations in public space. These tend to involve a long and painstaking process of crafting from ephemeral materials for a non-archival outcome. She received an Unlimited Commission for her installation Breathing Room which premiered in 2021 at Milton Keynes International Festival and will continue to tour in 2022. She was DASH Curator-in-Residence at MAC Birmingham 2019/2020. annaberry.co.uk

Inaya Folarin Iman is a journalist, presenter for GB News and a social campaigner. She is the creator and host of The Discussion, a weekly ideas, culture and politics TV show on GB News. She is the Founder and Director of The Equiano Project, a forum to promote freedom of speech and open dialogue on the subjects of race, identity and culture. She is on the Board of Advisors for the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR). She is the Cultural Management and Youth Engagement Trustee for the National Portrait Gallery. Her writing has featured in various publications including The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Times, Standpoint, The Sun and Spiked. She is a regular commentator and guest on programmes such as the BBC’s The Big Questions, BBC Politics Live, ITV’s Good Morning Britain and Sky News. She has also helped found and deliver numerous freedom of speech initiatives including Index on Censorship’s Free Speech Is For Me, the Free Speech Union and the Free Speech Champions project. inayafolarin.com 

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