Get involved in our next exhibition, Ilford and me

Workshops on Sat 2, 9 or 23 Mar 2024, 11am – 3pm
Free and open to ages 18+
SPACE Ilford

Award-winning jeweller Kassandra Gordon will be creating an exclusive collection of fine jewellery based on the stories of Redbridge residents for a new exhibition that opens at SPACE Ilford in summer 2024.

Ilford and me is a socially-engaged, co-created jewellery art project exploring how migration informs our sense of home and belonging, using narratives derived from Redbridge residents. We are looking for local residents to take part in a series of immersive workshops, after which 5 people will be selected to move on to Phase 2 of the project, designing a piece of jewellery inspired by their story which will be made into a piece of fine jewellery by Kassandra Gordon.

Phase 1: Join a free workshop and share your story with Kassandra

Kassandra will initially hold three workshops at SPACE Ilford designed to spark imagination and ignite your artistic spirit. Through creative writing, thought-provoking discussions on immigration and belonging, and craft activities, you’ll delve into the rich tapestry of narratives that weave together the essence of what it means to live in Redbridge. 

TO BOOK one of these free workshops email,
Daniel Picone at daniel@spacestudios.org.uk with your

  • NAME
  • AGE
  • POSTCODE
  • TELEPHONE NUMBER
  • DATE OF WORKSHOP YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK  (choose one of the following):
  • Sat 2 Mar, 11.30am – 2pm 
  • Sat 9 Mar, 11.30am – 2pm
  • Sat 23 Mar, 11.30am – 2pm 

Phase 2:  5 participants from Phase 1 will be selected to join Kassandra in co-creating the exhibition. Together they will design a bespoke piece of fine jewellery that embodies the essence of their stories, which Kassandra will make for the exhibition. These stories will also be turned into a short film which will also go on display during the exhibition. At the end of the project, participants will receive their own piece of jewellery to keep.

If you are selected for Phase 2, you will need to be available on the following dates:

  • Sat 6 Apr, 11.30am – 2pm
  • Sat 13 Apr, 11.30am – 2pm
  • Sat 27 Apr, 11.30am – 2pm

Kassandra Gordon is a London-based award-winning fine jeweller who, through a journey of self-discovery, found inspiration to channel the experience, texture, and voice of herself and her community into her craft. Kassandra is the first jeweller in residence at Kensington Palace and has been featured in Vogue, The Financial Times and Oprah Daily