Making Jamaica: Then and Now

Available from 27 Feb - 30 Mar 2017

Rivington Place

London, UK

Free, booking essential

90 min workshop for KS3, KS4, KS5.

Take a glimpse at the past and present of how modern Jamaica has been ‘created’ as an exotic tropical destination through photography.

This hands on workshop will introduce students to historic photographs of 19th century Jamaica, many of which have never been seen before in the U.K. From the 1890s onwards, domestic and international firms photographed the people, architecture and landscape of Jamaica.

Through interactive activities students will examine how these images convey an exotic, idyllic, natural place and be encouraged to analyse the messages this sends out. They will be introduced to important terms for discussing art and image making such as representation and gaze to reflect on who these photographs were taken for and why. Finally taking inspiration from contemporary photographer Ingrid Pollard’s hand-tinted photographs, produced specially for this exhibition, students will choose their own black and white images to colour, creating their own postcards to convey new messages.

Autograph ABP offers free learning opportunities for all ages and abilities to explore photography, identity, human rights and activism. We provide a friendly and thought provoking environment in which to experience leading photography & film work in dialogue with artists and educators.

Booking: ali@autograph-abp.co.uk or phone 020 7749 1266

How to book

Advance booking is essential. To book, contact Ali at ali@autograph-abp.co.uk or phone 020 7749 1266

Please note: If you need to cancel or re-arrange a session please give us at least 3 working days’ notice. If you cancel a session with less than 3 working days’ notice we reserve the right to charge a £90 cancellation fee. Our free sessions are heavily oversubscribed and we hope that you appreciate that we need to ensure that bookings are taken up.

We require a minimum of 10 participants for workshops. If this is not possible we also welcome self-directed gallery visits where a member of staff may be able to provide you with a short introduction to the exhibition.

Additional Info

Autograph ABP
Rivington Place
Lodon EC2A 3BA

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The entrance is on the side of the building.

We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Rivington Place is fully accessible, disabled parking bays available on request.

  • Previous workshop with Barnet and Southgate
  • Artist educator Ella Phillips
  • Previous workshop with The Urswick School