The Origin: Talk by The Community Brain

Photography Alex Stillwell.

The Origin: Talk by The Community Brain

18 June 2021 at 3pm
Stanley Picker Gallery

As part of Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin, a series of workshops, performances, talks and tours will take place at Stanley Picker Gallery, a boat moored in Kingston Upon Thames and online throughout June and July 2021.

On 18 June, Robin Hutchinson will speak about his exciting work with local creative collective and charity, The Community Brain.

The Community Brain uses the widest range of the arts, local history, social enterprise and community-led regeneration in order to give places renewed importance and pride. They help people to imagine and command their own story – instead of following those written for them by others.

Recent projects include new mural commissions for Tolworth Station and The Museum of Today, which invited individuals or households to select an object from their home that had a particular resonance for them during the first national lockdown and to tell its story.

The talk will take place at the Gallery in the exhibition space. Booking in advance is essential. Places are limited. The talk will be live-streamed below and on Youtube Live. If you have any access requirements, please contact us on 0208 417 4074 to discuss.

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Gallery: 18 June 3pm Talk by The Community Brain

Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin reflects on Britain’s island status, both literal and metaphorical, and how islands shape the communities that live there. The Origin brings together the communities surrounding the Stanley Picker Gallery – from Kingston University students and academics to local networks, charities and residents – and asks them to imagine a classless, stateless, humane society based on common ownership. A temporary community, an experiment in living, a fictional island group. This collaborative project culminates this summer with an installation at the Gallery, a boat on the River Thames and a series of performances, workshops and events – a rehearsal for an alternative future.