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Get mouthy on 11 December with artist Rosanna McNamara as part of the Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health exhibition programme.
This embroidery workshop will delve into the mouth, using the many components of the oral cavity as creative inspiration. With Rosanna’s guidance, participants will learn how to use embroidery threads and a hoop, practise basic stitches and start to create their own embroidered mouth to take away.
Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is needed to take part.
About the artist
Rosanna McNamara is an artist and writer based in London. After receiving her bachelor's degree in Fine Art and History of Art from the University of Reading, Rosanna went on to study for a master's in Christianity and the Arts at King's College London, where she has been working as a Project Coordinator for the Culture team since 2017.
Rosanna is fascinated by mouths – what they can do and what can be done to them. Centring around this body part, her practice explores identity and embodiment through the lens of feminist theory, with particular interests in language, mythology and the voice. She has presented talks in London, Manchester and Reading, and has been published by Montez Press, HYSTERIA Press and the Journal of Religion & Culture. In the capacity of Visiting Lecturer, Rosanna has hosted projects at the University of Reading and, earlier this year, held a reading group on myth-making at the ICA as part of their I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker exhibition programme. Over recent years, Rosanna's practice and interest in mouths has been explored through textiles and embroidery, hosting creative workshops both in and around London.
Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health
2 – 13 December 2019 | Monday – Friday, 12.00 – 18.00
Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the university’s Culture team.
Image: Human ear drum and canal at 17 gestational weeks – Mona Mozaffari, Centre for Craniofacial, Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, King’s College London
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