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Social Art Assembly at Tate Exchange 25th April 2019

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A one-day Social Art Assembly will be held on 25th April at Tate Exchange. The aim of the day is to reflect on the learnings from the Social Art Summit, consider ideas for a Social Art Biennale and think about how Social Art Network can sustain itself as a collective network organisation. We will also be hearing from the meet-ups from around the country including Sheffield, London, Newcastle, Nottingham, Brighton, Manchester and Stoke. The event is FREE. Book your tickets here.

Eelyn Lee is a co-founder of Social Art Network.

Creature of the Estuary Selected for Festival in Bogotá

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Delighted to annouce that Creature of the Estuary has been selected for the 15th edition of the Bogotá Short Film Festival. The festival received almost 4000 short films from 109 countries around the world and Creature of the Estuary will be the only UK film to screen in the International Fiction Programme. It is a pleasure to have been invited to present the work in Colombia, with it's great tradition of magic realism and the home of the mighty Gabriel García Márquez. The festival runs from 5th - 12th December, 2017.

Art of Change with the Barbican

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Eelyn Lee has been invited to devise a new project for the Barbican's Art of Change season.

Working in collaboration with students from Sydney Russell School and commumity members from Barking and Dagenham, Eelyn will make new work to mark the 100 year anniversary of suffrage and the Representation of the People Act in 1918.

Through the project Eelyn is interested in exploring womens' stories with a lens on immigration, race and intersectionality.

Taking place over an academic year, the wider project 18x18 will see eighteen different classes from Sydney Russell School work with eighteen artists/companies including leading theatre company Complicite and beatboxer Bellatrix.

London Premiere of Creature of the Estuary

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Creature of the Estuary will premiere at the Whitechapel Gallery, London on Thurs 23rd Feb at 7pm in a special estuary-themed event hosted by Film Curator, Gareth Evans.

Eelyn Lee will be taking part in a Q&A which will be followed by a performance by the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir.

Also screening is World Without End [No Reported Incidents], new work by acclaimed essay film-maker Jem Cohen, exploring the lives and locales of the Thames Estuary.

Tickets avaialble here: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/jem-cohen-eelyn-lee/

In association with Metal and the Estuary Festival.

Double-Bill Screening from the Monster Trilogy

For the first time ever Eelyn Lee's latest film Creature of the Estuary will screen alongside Monster - marking an exciting opportunity to see the first two films in Lee's Monster Trilogy together.

In association with Metal and Focal Point Gallery, the screening will take place at the Forum Lecture Thestre in Southend, in the locality where the film was shot and developed. Eelyn Lee will discuss the making of the work and will be joined by many of her local collaborators from along the South Essex stretch if the Thames.

Tickets are FREE and can be booked here.

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New Collaborations with Désirée Reynolds & Hive Young Writers

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Exciting to be working with Sheffield based writer Désirée Reynolds as well as Hive Young Writers, some of South Yorkshire's most exciting young writing voices. Eelyn Lee has invited both parties to collaborate with her on her film about Britihsness. Together they will be exploring notions of race, identity and belonging and through a process of writing, filming and interviewing will try to discover the meaning of Britihsness today. The film has been commissioned by Football Unites Racism Divides.

Désirée Reynolds is an author, broadcaster, creative writing workshop facilitator, DJ and mentor. Her first novel, Seduce, was published in 2013 to much acclaim from Peepal Tree Press. Her latest work is as editor of the anthology Writing As Resistance, University Of Sheffield, 2018. Désirée is also a trustee with Racial Justice Network.

Hive South Yorkshire is the hub for young writer (14-19s) activity in South Yorkshire including workshops, projects, competitions, publications, groups & open mic events.

Creature of the Estuary Selected for Aesthetica Short Film Festival

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The BAFTA recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival has selected Creature of the Estuary for their festival in York in November 2017.

The film is programmed in 'Ghost Town', Artist's Film 2. Other films in the Artist Film Programme include Andrew Kötting’s KLIPPERTY KLÖPP Split Screen, a reworking of his 1984 film.

Aesthetica continue to support Eelyn's ongoing Monster Trilogy following their selection of Monster in 2015. Creature of the Estuary will screen on 8th, 11th & 12th November at various locations around York. Tickets available here.

A Critical Evaluation by Dr R.M. Sánchez-Camus

'The estuary is anthropomorphised and presented as alive, breathing and watching'

Creative Practitioner, R.M. Sánchez-Camus has written a critical evaluation of Eelyn Lee's latest collaborative film project, Creature of the Estuary. Eelyn spent eighteen months developing the film along the Thames Estuary where she collaborated with local residents, artists, performers and musicians to make the second iteration of her Monster Trilogy.

Dr Sánchez-Camus's full article can be read here.

'This universality is the strength of Creature of the Estuary, presenting the shorelines and it’s inhabitants as not only gatekeepers to London but the front line of a nation’s outward looking face' - Dr R.M. Sánchez-Camus

 

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Saturday, 26 September 2020
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Saturday, 01 August 2020
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Wednesday, 27 May 2020
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