Exploring the Art of Zine Making with Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora and Paulina Korobkiewicz

Join us for an inspiring zine-making workshop, open to all, serving as a platform for Ukrainian migrants to tell unique stories through the art of photography and zine making. The workshops are a safe space to share ideas and experience where we’ll explore the multifaceted concept of ‘home’—what it means to us and the possibilities it holds. Bring along your treasured photos, whether they’re in print or digital format, that resonate with your personal notion of ‘home,’ and together, we’ll craft narratives that explore the rich tapestry of this theme. You’ll learn various stitching techniques and create your own handcrafted book to take with you, encapsulating your personal journey and reflections.

This workshop is a part of Paulina’s current exhibition here at Centrala ‘Homeland’. Homeland is departing from the research project Post-Socialist Britain?: Memory, Representation and Political Identity amongst German, Polish and Ukrainian Immigrants in the UK, a large-scale research project in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and the Nottingham Trent University exploring how and if memory is linked to political identity, and how this is manifested in a different national context.

As this event takes place during half term, we welcome children to our space and will have separate creative table set up for them.

Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on a socially engaged practice, working with local communities. She is interested in celebrating untold stories while exploring visual representations of gender, ethnicity and place. 

Paulina Korobkiewicz is a photographer and visual artist. She earned her First-Class Honours BA Degree in Fine Art Photography from Camberwell College of Arts in 2015. Her work has been the subject in exhibitions internationally and has been featured in a variety of publications, including The Guardian, Wallpaper* Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Hapax Magazine, Photomonitor and It’s Nice That. She is the winner of Camberwell Book Prize 2016, and was shortlisted for prizes such as Bart Tur Photobook Prize, Magnum Graduate Photographers Award and Prix Pictet.