Roodkapje is Rotterdam’s local laboratory for
ART X MUSIC X FOOD and everything in between

Delftseplein 39
3013 AA Rotterdam

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Tue-Sat 12:00 – 17:00

**WORKSHOP | B.Y.O.B. (bring your own bag): a painting workshop by Iriée Zamblé**
Saturday, September 19th: 15:00 – 17:00 hours
Tickets: € 3,50 ->
There is a maximum of 10 participants for this workshop

In her vivid and brightly coloured paintings Iriée Zamblé presents and expresses the identity of the many people that we see everyday, but that are nonetheless underrepresented in art today. Recently, Iriée started to translate her paintings to a continuous series of hand-painted handbags. By using old handbags as her canvas, she brings forgotten fashion items back to life and adds another dimension to her work by bringing it back into everyday life.
As Iriée’s series of handbags already has become nothing short of iconic, she now offers you the chance to learn how to paint one for yourself. As she start with a contrast and a specific color scheme for each of her bags, Iriée will help you determine and mix your own colours, and to find out what you can paint own your own bag.
So, grab that old bag from the back of your closet, and book your ticket to join this workshop!

Bringing your own bag is required to participate in this workshop. Handbags made from (synthetic) leather and/or canvas are by far the best choice.

Paint, brushes and other materials required will be provided by Roodkapje.

There is a maximum of 10 participants for this workshop: please book a ticket to ensure your participation.

This is a kids-friendly workshop.

Throughout the workshop we ensure safe distance (1,5m at least) from the artist and fellow participants in a well-ventilated space. Hand sanitiser will be provided on site.
Do you have a nose cold, a heightened temperature or fever, tested positive on COVID-19 (or awaiting test results), or been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14? Please stay at home.
If you have booked a ticket, but are unable to come due to COVID-related reasons, please notify us as soon as possible.

Expressively painted faces of self-contained people of color are playing the lead in Iriée Zamblé’s work. Zamblé puts a magnifying glass on some of the people that we may pass in our daily lives, but that are regularly underrepresented in visual arts. By appropriating details of their appearance, with a keen eye for clothing and other forms of self-expression, Zamblé shapes them into bold new figures. Her subjects are depicted to present themselves as a norm in their variety. In her recent works, she experiments with language in her paintings, while also exploring a diverse range of materials to use as canvas, and different ways through which her work may be seen.

Roodkapje’s artist-in-residency program The Hamburger Community of Art is based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration, and the development of new artistic practices. What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? And what can artists learn from society and vice versa?