Exhibition Tour with British Sign Language Interpretation

Exhibition Tour with British Sign Language Interpretation

Thu - 02/04/20

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Autograph, Rivington Pl, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3BA, UK

Event Details

Join us for a guided exhibition tour of Sharif Persaud's exhibition Have You Ever Had, with British Sign Language interpretation.

Placing himself at the centre of his work, Persaud explores identity through his experience of contemporary life and autism. His artistic practice has been developed in collaboration with the organisation Project Art Works, where he is a key contributor.

Staff from Project Art Works will lead this tour, providing insight to Persaud's practice, and his paintings, drawing, and film.

Everyone is welcome to join us. This event will be British Sign Language interpreted by Katie Fenwick, and is therefore suitable for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

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Sharif Persaud (b. 1993) is an artist based in Hastings. His practice has been developed in collaboration with Project Art Works, where he has been a key contributor.

He wrote and directed The Mask (2017) an Ignition Random Acts Network Centre Commissioned film. The Mask won Best Story at the Oska Bright Film Festival in 2017, and has been shown at screenings across the world including FilmBath UK, the Other Film Festival in Melbourne, Electric Palace in Hastings, and the Discover Film Awards festival in London. It has also featured in a British Film Institute Collection Disabled Britain on Film.

His work has featured in group exhibitions including In The Realm of Others (2015) at De La Warr Pavilion and Putting Ourselves in the Picture (2019) at Fabrica.



Tim Corrigan is an artist filmmaker. He has extensive experience of video production both as a cameraman and editor. He has worked with children and adults with severe neurological impairments through a range of projects as a lead and freelance artist for Project Art Works since 1998.


Katie Fenwick is a Registered BSL / English Interpreter. She has a degree in Combined Design Studies- specialising in Illustration and Film / TV / Theatre Set Design. She worked as a stop frame animator and illustrator for a number of years before starting work in the Deaf Community. She now works predominately in the domain of theatre ( Both on stage and off ), music and spoken word performance and working with arts organisations like ACE, Unlimited, Shape Arts and Arts Admin.



Everyone is welcome at Autograph. This event will be standing, with walking around the gallery. When you book a ticket, you can let us know if you require a seat or have any other access needs.

You can expect a friendly and inclusive experience during your visit. Our building is accessible, with step-free access to all spaces. Accessible toilets are on all floors.

Download Autograph's detailed Access Guide, with photographs of the building, on our website.

If you would like a social narrative or sensory map for this event, we are happy to create one for you. Contact Krystina Robinson at 020 7749 1248 or email krystina@autograph-abp.co.uk

Have any questions? We would love to hear from you. You can reach us at 020 7729 9200 or email info@autograph-abp.co.uk --


Sharif Persaud's exhibition is commissioned by Autograph as part of EXPLORERS, a three-year programme of art and conversation led by Project Art Works in partnership with with Autograph ABP Fabrica, De La Warr Pavilion, MK Gallery, National Institute for Experimental Arts UNSW, Photoworks and Tate Liverpool.


Our free events are very popular, and many require visitors to book a ticket beforehand. This is so we can manage numbers in our events spaces, and ensure the best experience for everyone. Since not everyone who books a free ticket attends, we have to overbook our to allow for no-shows. Please arrive on time for the event, as admission is on a first come, first served basis for ticket holders.


Tickets to this event can be booked on this webpage, on Eventbrite, via the Facebook event, by phoning Autograph at 020 7729 9200, or by emailing info@autograph-abp.co.uk. Tickets to Autograph's events are only available through Eventbrite, Autograph, and Autograph's Facebook page. Tickets obtained unofficially or resold via social media or other platforms may not be genuine.


Please note that photography and/or filming will take place at this event. Images from this event may be used by Autograph and external press for marketing and promotional use, including: printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, or other use.


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Sharif Persaud's exhibition is commissioned by Autograph as part of EXPLORERS. The EXPLORERS Project is led by Project Art Works, an artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs. The EXPLORERS Project is supported by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence Programme and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. 


Thursday 2nd of April, 2020

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Underground station Tube: Old Street Station (8 min walk)

Train station Train: Shoreditch High Street (7 min walk)

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