Permit to Dream: Sight Method

Our Naked Truths, Life Drawing Workshop with Yaa Yeboah-Newton

Thursday 6 June 
Booking is limited to 30 places
Join us after hours in the gallery for Naked Truths, an engaging life drawing workshop and conversation session led by Yaa Yeboah-Newton, a British-born Ghanaian creative healing practitioner and trainee integrative psychotherapist. Participants will be encouraged to create loose, charcoal drawings of a life model posed against a landscaped earth mound, focusing on documenting and re-imagining the model's movements and physical positions through line and mark-making. Photography is not permitted during the session.
Sight Method is prompted by the question of urgent dreaming, and inspired by Coumba Samba's Capital solo exhibition. Led by Yaa Yeboah-Newton, the workshop invites women and non-binary people of colour to take part in drawing and conversation in a continuation of her ongoing Our Naked Truths project. 
Sight Method expands on the notion of what it means to dream right now and is part of a larger public programme Permit to Dream organised by Cell Project Space Trainee's Fellows Michelle Lee Johnson, Khadija Niang, and Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo. The programme explores how we can begin to dream differently, asking questions about what might facilitate collective, rather than individual, dreaming. It delves into what transpires from imaginative practices and how they might depart from the constraints of our current reality. Each event in this series unpacks and activates a range of senses: touch, sight, and listening.
Yaa Yeboah-Newton (Yaa Sankofa, she/her) is a British-born Ghanaian woman navigating the diaspora. She is the founder of Our Naked Truths and the Black Women's Therapy Fund, working as a Creative Healing Practitioner and Trainee Integrative Psychotherapist. Yeboah-Newton's practice facilitates an embodied, intersectional approach, empowering women and non-binary people to explore 'self' reflectively, using sound, art, meditation, discussion, writing, and body wisdom as creative tools. She has facilitated group and one-on-one sessions with a range of organisations, including the cast of 'Family Tree and ...cake theatre' and selected production teams such as 'Black Girl Fest', 'gal-dem','South Bank Centre', and 'Festival Republik - Kenya'.
The Trainee Fellowship, generously supported by Art Fund, has been running since October 2023. This year-long fellowship provides professional practice for three students, allowing them to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary within the field of contemporary art, and to develop their Summer 2024 programme at Cell Project Space, Permit to Dream.
The event takes place in Cell Project Space's first floor, also accessible via a wheelchair lift. For full details about access follow the link here. If you would like to discuss your access needs please contact Annabelle Mödlinger: annabelle [at] cellprojects [dot] org.
Permit To Dream is generously supported by Tower Hamlets Community Fund.